ABOUT THE PLAY

Created by Charlie Mount and Jeff G. Rack

America’s Storyteller, Ray Bradbury, is our guide to mankind’s next great adventure, to our next outpost in outer space, the planet Mars.


Ray Bradbury speaks directly to the audience weaving Martians stories both humorous and harrowing, bringing his characters to life on stage right before your eyes. Characters like Bob and Carrie, a young couple struggling to turn the cold, dead Mars into an Earthly garden. There are Beck and Craig, two soldiers of fortune searching for the legendary Blue Bottle of Mars! Father Niven’s religious faith traps a shapeshifting Martian in the form of Christ! Emil Barton is the last man on Mars with only recordings of his younger self to keep him company, or drive him mad!  


As Ray creates his stories we come to know the mind and heart of the great writer who believes that humanity can only survive by carrying our culture out into the Universe!  


Inspired by the wit and wisdom of Ray Bradbury. Based on the short stories The Strawberry Window, The Blue Bottle, The Messiah and Night Call, Collect by Ray Bradbury. Performed and adapted by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.  

MARTIANS - AN EVENING WITH RAY BRADBURY was first produced at The Whitefire Theatre. LA, CA in 2018.
MARTIANS - AN EVENING WITH RAY BRADBURY was first produced at The Whitefire Theatre. LA, CA in 2018.

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This play is only available through special arrangement with Don Congdon and Associates. Contact us for details.

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Production History

Whitefire Theatre

 

Martians – An Evening with Ray Bradbury premiered at The Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept, 7, 2018. Produced by Arcane Theatreworks under an AEA 99 Seat Contract. Created by Charlie Mount and Jeff G. Rack.  Directed by Jeff G. Rack.  With the following cast and production staff.  


- Cast -

Charlie Mount* as Ray Bradbury

Michael Perl* as Bob Prentis

Melissa Lugo as Carrie Prentis

Richard Mooney as Young Barton

Paul Gunning as Albert Beck

Joe Seely as Leonard Craig

Robert Paterno* as The Searcher/The Martian

Eric Keitel as Father Niven

John T. Cogan as Bishop Kelly

Don Moss as Old Barton


- Production -

Production Design: Jeff G. Rack

Sound Design/Original Music: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski  

Projection Design: Gabrieal Griego

Stage Manager: Brand Loeser

Lighting Design: Derrick McDaniel

Publicity: Philip Sokooff

Poster Design: Charlie Mount

Martian Wig and Hair: Judi Lewis

Costume Construction: Christine Zirbel

Whitefire Managing Director: Bryan Rasmussen


* Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association


Inspired by the wit and wisdom of Ray Bradbury. Based on the short stories The Strawberry Window, The Blue Bottle, The Messiah and Night Call, Collect by Ray Bradbury. Performed and adapted by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.  

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