Category Archives: Theater

Illuminate! Illuminate!

Jamie Anderson, a director of audio dramas for Big Finish Productions, took a line out of a recent Dr. Who adventure, The Order of the Daleks, and commissioned a stained-glass version of every sf fan’s favorite “pepperpot” villains: Artist/designer Chris Thompson discusses his ideas about building “Dalek Stainley” on Mr. Anderson’s blog. Advertisements

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Three suns delivered in dazzling drone-style

Natalie Zutter on Tor.com reports on a stage adaptation of Ciuxin Liu’s first Trisolaran novel, The Three-Body Problem.  Produced by the Shanghai-based Lotus Lee Drama Studio, the work features new and old stage technology such as holographic displays as well as shadow projections and drone-driven floating scenery to astound audiences with a tale of a …

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Late echo of the War

Bill Herz, 99, the last surviving cast member of Orson Welles’s notorious October 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds, died on May 10.  In his NY Times obituary, it was mentioned that Mr. Herz voiced some of the ham radio operators who “reported” on the Martian invasion of New Jersey: Operator Three: This …

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Delany’s Star-Pit

Here’s a link to MP3 files of a radio play of Samuel Delany’s The Star-Pit, broadcast by The Mind’s Eye Theater over WBAI-FM in New York City in November 1967. Narrated by Mr. Delany himself.

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Diese fraking Toaster!

The German government, as part of an educational exercise for students of diplomacy, is helping to fund a Battlestar Galactica Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) game.  Titled “Projekt Exodus“, it will last for 5 days and is set aboard a decommissioned destroyer, the Molder, which will be re-labeled the Hesperios as part of the game.  (Its home …

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Theater Production of Slaughterhouse-Five

As part of New York’s International Fringe Festival, the True False Theatre is putting on a stage adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five.More here.

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For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the Sun

Being a Review of a musical Stage Adaptation of the short story “The Masters” by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Music and lyrics by Peter Foley; book by Kate Chisholm.  Directed by Kate Chisholm.  Performed by the Prospect Theater Company at the West End Theatre, New York, from January 30 to February 28, 2010. [Note: A version …

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Dream a little dream of mine

Being a Review of  a Stage Adaptation of the novel  The Lathe of Heaven  by Ursula K. Le Guin.  Adapted and Directed by Edward Einhorn.  Performed by Untitled Theater Company #61 at the 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York, June 6-30, 2012. [Note: A version of this review appeared in the July 2012 issue of …

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to  J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan stories, has won five Tony Awards, including Christian Borle for best actor in a featured role in a play, Donyale Werle for best scenic design and Paloma Young for best costume design. The play is based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and …

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Live Lathe

Untitled Theater Company #61  is putting on a live stage presentation of Ursula K. Le Guin‘s The Lathe of Heaven in New York. Prior presentations from UTC#61 include Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Rhinoceros and Cat’s Cradle. More information here.

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