Edith Keeler must die!
That’s right, folks, on Thurs. Sept. 8, the Old Franklin School is the deck of the USS Enterprise AND New York City during the Great Derpression, when we celebrate the 50th anniversary (to the very day) of one of the most popular and influential series of all time, with our uniquely immersive interpretation of its most heartbreaking episode.
8 PM, Thurs. Sept 8 @ The Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen
A fan favorite, "The City on the Edge of Forever" is frequently cited as the very best of TOS's three season run. And, indeed, the story beautifully (and brutally) establishes the poignant maxim oft explored in later episodes and movies: the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.
FEATURING: Jeff Maschi as Captain James T. Kirk, Laurence Mintz as Spock, Danielle Illario as Edith Keeler, and Michael Jarmus as the Voice of Raconteur Radio and assorted other characters.
WITH: theatrical lighting, period costuming, Golden Age radio equipment, vintage commercials, special fog effects, and extensive sound effects (natch).
PLUS: Jazz vocalist Danielle Illario sings the popular 1931 song, "Goodnight, Sweetheart," written by Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly, and featured in the episode.
AND: An extensive display of Star Trek memorabilia!
ALSO: Complimentary cocktails! Romulan Ale and Klingon Bloodwine (in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic variations).
JUST ADDED: Special guest Marco Palmieri, senior editor at sci-fi super house Tor, and former editor of Star Trek Pocket Books, will introduce and hold forth on the varied and lasting impact of the series.
TICKETS (@ door): $20 General. $15 (21 & under). Click HERE for tickets. Use code word "NIMOY" for a special $5.00 discount.
Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show begins at 8:00 PM.
Raconteur Radio has been called "family-friendly guerrilla theater" by the New York Times, one of "the 7 best things to do in NJ" by the Newark Star-Ledger, "epic!" by Lev Grossman (of Time Magazine), "innovative and entertaining...a unique mashup of old time radio and live theater" by the Home News Tribune, "dazzling!" by Megan Ryan (of wNYC), and "a radio show on steroids," by the Courier News. Click HERE for more info (and a list of free shows).