Don't miss Raconteur Radio's staged presentation of this rousing adventure by freemason Rudyard Kipling, topfull with masonic myth and brotherly bonhomie. For the sake of the widow's son!
8 PM, Thurs. Feb 18 @ Metuchen's Mt. Zion Lodge #135 of Free and Accepted Masons
Before Raiders of the Lost Ark, there was The Man Who Would Be King. Based on the classic yarn by Rudyard Kipling and the rollicking film by John Huston, this ripsnorting radio play tells the tall and timeless tale of two rogue British soldiers (and freemasons) who set off from 19th century British India in search of adventure, and end up as kings of Kafiristan.
FEATURING: Carlyle Owens as Brother Peachey Carnehan, Jeff Maschi as Brother Daniel Dravot, and Laurence Mintz as Rudyard Kipling/Billy Fish.
WITH: Theatrical lighting, Golden Age radio equipment, vintage commercials, fog FX, live music, and, of course, extensive sound effects.
PLUS: jazz vocalist Danielle Illario sings live renditions of Kipling's "Road to Manderlay" AND the song sung by Brother Danny Dravot, "Son of God Goes Forth to War" (set to the Irish tune "The Moreen").
ALSO: a special introduction by Mr. Lee Pfeiffer, editor of Cinema Retro, a British magazine devoted to the films of the sixties and seventies. Pfeffer, a renowned James Bond "scholar," is the author of The Films of Sean Connery (Connery plays Dravot in the film verson of the story).
The event will be held in Metuchen’s own Masonic Lodge, with ONLY ONE performance, at 8pm on Thursday February 18th. Ticket includes a tour of the Lodge and Masonic artifacts, snacks and drinks (provided by the Borough Improvement League), and the play!
TICKETS: Only $15 per person. Get your tickets BEFORE they sell out. Online (CC) HERE OR in person (Cash/Check) at Marafiki Fair Trade (20 New Street, Metuchen) OR call Cristian Ossa of Mt. Zion Lodge #135 of Free & Accepted Masons at 732.482-9654.