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Mars Is Heaven!’

Second Ray Bradbury Radio Play By Circle Circle Dot Dot

Behind the Scenes with Circle Circle dot dot's Radio Plays

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando goes Behind the Scenes with Circle Circle dot dot's Radio Plays.

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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


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