Jun 02 - 18 2022
A War of the Worlds by Jarrett King

A War of the Worlds by Jarrett King

Presented by Penfold Theatre Company at Ground Floor Theatre

Both comic and gripping, A War of the Worlds reimagines Orson Welles and his radio troupe as a group of Black artists fighting to hold their place at the CBS radio studio. In the hope of securing a critical corporate sponsorship, Welles orchestrates a last-ditch ratings stunt that causes national panic and secures their undeniable – if infamous – place in media history.

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 5pm
ASL interpreted June 12 at 5pm

The cast includes Marc Pouhé as Welles, John Christopher as Canada, Kenah Benefield as Wardell, Yunina Barbour Payne as Edna, Dane Parker as Ollie, Judd Farris as John, Zac Carr as Wrigley, and Sarah Joy Byington as Lois.

Written by Jarrett King and directed by Marcus McQuirter, the production team also includes Costume Design by Desiree Humphries, Sound Design by Buzz Moran, Set Design and Technical Direction by Tomas Salas, Properties Design by Joe Kelley, and Lighting Design by Amy Lewis, with Maddy Lamb as Stage Manager and Carl Gonzales as Production Manager. Graphic design by Corinna Browning of Ghost Next Door Designs.

Admission Info

Opening weekend:

Regular $21.00

Seniors, Educators, Veterans $19.00

2nd and 3rd weekends:

Regular $26.00

Seniors, Educators, Veterans $24.00

For the entirety of the run:
Students $16.00

For June 12
Deaf and HH $10.50

Phone: 512-850-4849

Email: taylor@penfoldtheatre.org

Dates & Times

2022/06/02 - 2022/06/18

Additional time info:

ASL Interpreted June 12th at 5pm

First Saturday Soiree on June 4th immediately following the performance. Food and entertainment provided. Must select a ticket that includes “soiree” in the ticket type.

Location Info

Ground Floor Theatre

979 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

Parking Info

We are hard to find.. please watch this video..  you’ll be glad you did.

Accessibility Info