freeFall Theatre to host War of the Worlds drive-in radio experience

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freefall Theatre is making its return to the St. Pete arts scene with a brand new innovative performance. You won’t even need to exit your var to enjoy it. Inspired by Orson Welles’ 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, this innovative live radio show will bring audiences together “drive-in” style to experience a combination of live music, multimedia, and radio performance.

Outdoor drive-in performances this October

When an anachronistic, live variety hour is preempted by the shocking news that Martians have invaded Earth, the adage that “the show must go on” is put to the ultimate test. Nostalgic, surprising, fun, and irreverent, this evening of impending mayhem is freeFall’s safe and innovative return to live performances in the face of a global pandemic and the inevitable Martian onslaught.

This production is staged on an outdoor stage with audiences experiencing the performance drive-in style from their vehicles. Combining live musical and variety performance, radio storytelling, and multimedia elements, the radio show being created live will be broadcast to your vehicle via its radio or your smart device via a free app.

New safety protocols for attendees

Note that admission is by vehicle (up to 4 occupants) and general admission within two sections. To ensure the best possible experience for all patrons, vehicles will be parked in the best available spot in the chosen section, based on the size of vehicle, on a first come, first served basis.

freeFall Theatre is committed to the safety of our patrons and artists. They have undertaken heightened cleaning procedures and policies to prevent the spread of COVID. Organizers ask all patrons to comply with posted policies, including the wearing of an effective face covering if you choose to leave your vehicle for any reason.

Click HERE to get your tickets.

freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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