The 22-city national tour, which previously played the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts last fall, will run through May 17 and will be recorded and subsequently broadcast on L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio theatre series, "The Play's the Thing."
John de Lancie directed the original production; Brendon Fox will stage the Skirball run. Howard Koch's adaptation of "War of the Worlds" is paired with a staged reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," adapted by de Lancie and Nat Segaloff.
H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" caused a national sensation when Orson Welles broadcast the "eyewitness" report of an invasion from Mars set on the East Coast of the U.S.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's campy adventure "The Lost World" follows Professor Challenger and his four-man expedition from the jungles of South America into an unexpected discovery of a primeval plateau where dinosaurs and ape men exist.
The double-bill features Josh Clark, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Peter Paige, Kristin Potter, Kate Steele, Tom Virtue and Kenny Williams. For tickets, priced $20-$48, to any of "The Play's the Thing" productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, call the L.A. Theatre Works box office at (310) 827-0889. For more information visit latw.org.