Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"Mars is Heaven!" by Ray Bradbury
Performed by Circle Circle dot dot
Listen to "mars is Heaven!" the second radio play from Ray Bradbury and performed by Circle Circle dot dot.
In September, Circle Circle dot dot did a fundraiser called "Invasion" in which they performed 5 radio dramas. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando was so impressed she asked them to come in and record the two Ray Bradbury plays for air.
"Mars is Heaven!" is a sci-fi short story written by Ray Bradbury and originally published in 1948 in "Planet Stories." Circle Circle dot dot performed it on September 9 at Ion Theater as a fundraiser for the theater company and for Jonathan Hammond's film project. Circle Circle dot dot's artistic director Katherine Haroff calls the company a "community based theater" because they produce original plays based on interviews with people from the San Diego area.
The fundraising event was a rare instance of the company working from previously published works.
So just in time for Halloween, enjoy this Bradbury sci-fi tale of man's forst mission to Mars.
"Mars Is Heaven!"
By Ray Bradbury and adapted by Ernest Kinnoy
Directed by Jerry Burkey
Produced for radio by Beth Accomando with technical assistance from Kurt Kohnen
Captain: Patrick Kelley
Horst: Brendan Cavalier
Masters/Old Woman: Melissa
Kingston: Shaun Tauzon
Lustig: Patrick Mayayu
Grandpa/Edward: Evan Kendig
Grandma: Sam Ginn
Mom: Kathi Copelan
Dad/Announcer: Jerry Burkey