The following description was submitted by the event organizer.
An alien named Klaatu lands his spacecraft on Earth just after the end of World War II. He brings an important message to the planet that he wishes to share with representatives of all nations. However, because communication is difficult due to Cold War fears, Klaatu is forced to try an alternative approach: he disguises himself as a common human on Earth.
The film was so popular, that it was adapted for the radio and broadcast in 1954 as part of the wildly popular Lux Radio Theatre program. 66 years later, Fake Radio is thrilled to recreate that entire radio broadcast — commercials and all! — for live audiences in both Portland and Hillsboro.
Featuring top talent from Portland and Los Angeles, Fake Radio re-enacts historic radio shows the old-fashioned way: dressed in period clothing and standing with scripts in hand in front of old microphones. Sound and music effects will make you feel like you're watching a live radio show taping from the 1940s. We'll even re-create the old commercials! Just be ready for the cast to occasionally go off-script!
Our very special guest star is Kevin McDonald, best known for his many hysterical characters during his tenure in the legendary comedy troupe, “The Kids in the Hall”.