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The War of the Worlds ()

Produced by

Art of Time Ensemble

Presented by

World Stage

Director: Andrew Burashko
Playwright: Howard Koch


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


March 31st, 2011 – April 3rd, 2011


In 1938, Orson Welles staged what has become recognized as one of history’s boldest pranks, and the Art of Time Ensemble will show you how Welles pulled off the infamous radio broadcast that terrorized a nation: War of the Worlds.

Sean Cullen, Nicholas Campbell and Marc Bendavid star in this behind-the-scenes staging of the original broadcast, complete with an on-stage radio orchestra and live Foley sound effects by John Gzowski. Also on the bill is Herrmannthology, featuring a suite based on the scores penned by the legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann. From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver, and Psycho toCape Fear, Herrmann’s dramatic themes are performed by an orchestra and accompanied by Tess Girard’s live film montage of the brilliant films they underscored. (


Nicholas Campbell Performer
Don McKellar Performer
Marc Bendavid Performer

Creative Team

Andrew Burashko Director
Howard Koch Playwright
Christopher Stanton Assistant Director
Beth Kates Set Designer
Beth Kates Costume Designer
Beth Kates Lighting Designer
Melissa Joakim Assistant Lighting Designer
Katarzyna Misztal-McCubbing Head of Wardrobe
David Hoekstra Head of Properties
Katarzyna Misztal-McCubbing Assistant Costume Designer
Katarzyna Misztal-McCubbing Assistant Set Designer


Dan Parr Composer
Leslie Allt Flute / Alto Flute
Ben Cruchley Piano
Max Christie Clarinet
John Johnson Sax
Alastair Kay Trombone
Tom Hazlitt Bass
Kevin Turcotte Trumpet
Trevor Tureski Percussion
Joan Watson French Horn


Tess Girard Live Film Mixer
Dean Constable Stage Manager
Ian Arnold Production Manager
John Gzowski Foley
David Hoekstra Property Master


Brian Aitken Production Manager
Sam Shaw Technical Director
Patrick Hales Head Electrician
Tim Davidson Sound Engineer
Alex Maitland Stage Carpenter
Colleen Pilger Crew
Heather Richards Crew
Allan Day Crew
Duncan Morgan Crew