From Orson Welles to Local Playwrights at Cygnet

We actually get the week off, so we wanted to tell you about what our friends over at Cygnet Theater are up to. Firstly, War of the Worlds, the radio play phenom that partially inspired Last Night On Earth, is being faithfully recreated for two days only, Monday and Tuesday night, and at $10 a ticket we sincerely hope you get the chance to see it.

Then, from November 1st to the 4th, San Diego’s upcoming playwrights are gifted full staged readings, open to the public to watch and listen and give feedback.  Enjoy yourselves!

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air presented H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. Presented as series of news bulletins that interrupt and then take over the “normal”, the broadcast lead to widespread panic, as many listeners who tuned in late thought the alien invasion was real. Be a part of the “studio audience” as Cygnet brings to life the famous radio broadcast that shocked the nation. October 29th & 30th at 7:30pm

For nearly 10 years, Cygnet Theatre has been committed to celebrating human stories through the medium of live theatre. This fall, Cygnet Theatre is proud to announce Playwrights in Process: New Play Festival, a festival of readings of new plays by theatre artists in San Diego. Playwrights in Process will present four readings of new plays by Allan Havis, Lance Arthur Smith, Julia Fulton, and Tim West. This festival will introduce San Diego playgoers to new works by local artists and will also offer a series of workshops designed to introduce curious audiences to the art of playwriting. In addition, the 4 day festival at the Old Town Theatre will include opportunities for informal forums to meet the playwrights.