Mercury Theatre Returns to the Live Airwaves with 7th Annual Radio Show Fundraiser

Mercury Theatre Returns to the Live Airwaves with 7th Annual Radio Show Fundraiser

The finest radio dramas of the 1930's was The Mercury Theater On The Air, founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Together, they presented many classic pieces of literature, and shook the country with it's terrifying staging of "War of the Worlds." Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating one of these literary classic radio plays, Around the World in 80 Days, complete with live sound effects. This limited-engagement fundraiser will have two matinee performances ~ Saturday & Sunday, November 4th & 5th, and one evening performance on Saturday night, at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek. Tickets are $25 and include a dessert bar, coffee or tea, and the show. A no-host wine bar will be available Saturday night. There will also be a raffle prize for a two-night stay in a beauriful home in Wawona, a private property surrounded by Yosemite Park. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 10; The prize is valued at over $1000. Raffle tickets will be sold at the 3-day event, and the winning ticket will be drawn at the close of the last show. Ticket holders need not be present to win.

MSTW Company Member, Allen Pontes, has produced, directed and starred as Mr. Welles in the past six productions ~ The War of the Worlds (2 years in a row), Dracula, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Immortal Sherlock Holmes. The show adheres to the same time constraints (60 minutes), same script, and live sound effects, just the way Orson would want it. It's a fun flashback to the days when people "watched" their radios, and sound effects were done live. Other cast members include Julie Anchor, Thomas Dean, Mike Sicilia, Scott Taylor, and Richard Williams, who share the duty of portraying the more than 15 different characters and producing the sound effects live.

Join us for this special event and see how the magic is really made, while supportting Main Street Theatre Works. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.

Performance Dates and Times

Saturday & Sunday Matinee Performances

November 4th & 5th

Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm

Saturday Evening Performance

November 4th only

Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm

Ticket Prices

$25 per person


Native Sons Hall

56 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA

Tickets available:

Hein & Company, 204 Main St., Jackson, CA

On line at MSTW.ORG

For more information, please visit

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