Series regulars from all five of the “STAR TREK” television series will reunite for a one-night only performance of Orson Welles’ iconic 1938 radio drama, WAR OF THE WORLDS at 8 PM on January 17th. The performance (a fundraiser for Sci-Fest LA: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival) will take place at ACME Theater, 135 N. La Brea Avenue in Hollywood.
Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: TNG” & “Big Bang Theory”) will headline as “Orson Welles” alongside fellow “STAR TREK” alumni Walter Koenig (“Lt. Chekhov” on the original “Star Trek” series,) Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: TNG,”) René Auberjonois and Armin Shimerman (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,”) Tim Russ (“Star Trek: Voyager”) and Linda Park (“Star Trek: Enterprise.”) Also appearing: Emmy-nominee Jason Ritter (“Parenthood” & “The Event,”) Dean Haglund (“The X-Files”) and a special prerecorded cameo appearance by comic book legend, Stan Lee. The performance will be produced by Sci-Fest LA and directed by Jim Fall.
The idea for the fundraiser came from Sci-Fest LA co-producer, actor David Dean Bottrell (“Boston Legal.”)
“Even after 76 years, the original script for ‘War of the Worlds’ is still chilling and beautifully written. We are tremendously honored to have such an extraordinary company of actors performing it live on stage. And as a lifelong ‘Star Trek’ fan, I’m speechless. This is going to be an amazing night for Sci-Fi fans!”
Following the performance, audience members can attend a post-show party and bid on seven exclusive “WAR OF THE WORLDS” posters designed specifically for this event by some of LA’s hottest comic book and Sci-Fi artists.
Tickets for the event are currently available for donors contributing to the festival at the “Shooting Star” level or higher and includes an after-party with the cast. For more information on the event and instructions on how to obtain tickets, visit www.Sci-Fest.com.