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The Martian Chronicles
By Ray Bradbury



James Howard Davis
and Dee Croxton

Barbara Beckley
and Burton Cooper

Produced and Directed by
Set, Lighting, and Sound Design
Projection Art
Martian Costumes, Masks, 
Wigs, Makeup and Accessories

Martian Costumes Interpreted and Executed by
 

Martian Masks, Wigs and Helmets Constructed by

Earth Costume Designed by
Earth Costumes Executed by
 
 
 

Set Design Articulated and Executed by
Lighting Design Executed by
Plexiglass, Astronautsí Uniforms and
Mars Vehicle (ATC-90) Courtesy of

Projection Effects Courtesy of
 


Terrence Shank
Terrence Shank
Michael Minor

Patrick Duffy Whitbeck 
Conrad Wolff
Janet Stout
Babette Stern
Joanie James
Patrick Duffy Whitbeck
Conrad Wolff
Don Woodruff
Don Woodruff
Carol Garcia
Sandra Kinder
Elizabeth Larroquette
Kent Meyers
J. Everett Templin
Paula Starr

American Honda Motor Company, 
Motorcycle Division
Spindler and Sauppe
 

ACT I

Rocket Summer


First Woman
Second Woman
Third Woman
 

Kathryn Fuller
Murial Cooper
Kathryn Kates

The First Landing

Yll
Ylla
 
James Howard Davis
Dee Croxton

The Second Landing

Musicians
 
 
 
 

Mrs. TTT
Captain Jonathan Williams
Young
Wilson
Rawlins
Martian Child
Mr. III
Mr. XXX
Martians
 

Joe Vincent Cantu
Alma Carey
Erika Croxton
Ruth Davis
Mary Maren
Bud Samiljan
Carol Newell
Darryl Woodson
Ron Roy
Joe Crane
Larry G. Cloud
Lisa Larroquette
Joey Rosendo
David Nichols
Joe Vincent Cantu, Alma Carey, 
Dee Croxton, Erika Croxton, 
Ruth Davis, Tim Fuller, 
Kathryn Kates, Carol Newell, 
Bud Samiljan, Don Woodruff
 

The Third Landing

Hinkston
Captain John Black
Lustig
Grandma Lustig
Grandpa Lustig
Skip Black
Mother Black
Black Relatives
 
 
 

Hinkston Relatives
 
 

Lustig Relatives
 

Spendor
Mayor
 

Bradley Della Valle
Burton Cooper
Steve Itkin
Murial Cooper
Len Lawson
David Talbert
Kathryn Fuller
Frank Birney
Alma Carey
James Howard Davis
Tim Fuller
Kathryn Kates
Erika Croxton
Bud Samiljan
Don Woodruff
Dee Croxton
Ruth Davis
Albert Lord
Mary Maren
Michael Fleck
R.M. Tewalt
Act II

The Fourth Landing


Captain William Wilder
Hathaway
Parkhill
Biggs
Cherokee
Laney
 

Robert Ackerman
Lynn Seibel
Tom Kindle
Richard Lineback
Kermit Christman
Scott Fuller

The Colonization

Benjamin Driscoll
Leonora
Janice
Father Peregrine
Father Smith
Stendhal
Bigelow
E.W. Garrett
Troll
Earth Guests
 
 
 
 
 

Mechanical Guests
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elma
Martian
Ghost
Walter Gripp
Genevieve Selsor
Ishmael
Daniel
The Voice
 

Joe Vincent Cantu
Barbara Beckley
Linda Sommers
Stuart Lancaster
Len Lawson
Albert Lord
J. Everett Templin
Frank Birney
Bud Samiljan
Robert Ackerman
Barbara Beckley
Michael Fleck
Kathryn Fuller
David Nichols
Lynn Seibel
Don Woodruff
Joe Vincent Cantu
Alma Carey
Joe Crane
Dee Croxton
Erika Croxton
James Howard Davis
Ruth Davis
Tim Fuller
Kathryn Kates
Richard Lineback
Mary Maren
Carol Newell
David Talbert
R.M. Tewalt
Ellen Suits
Burton Cooper
Burton Cooper
Joey Rosendo
Lisa Fresk
Scott Dupree
Matthew Fuller
John Larroquette

The Chronicles Remembered

I have tried to surprise myself a good part of my life. Back in the late Forties, I began a series of experiments, sometimes with words which became ideas which became stories. I have been in love with Mars since I was 10 years old and read Wells and Burroughs and stood on the summer lawns and ached to reach up and touch that Red World. My first novel, aged 12, was a sequel to The Gods of Mars. It was only natural that somewhere along the line I would send further expeditions up to guess the weather of the dead seas and strange hills there. So I tested myself with 4 Expeditions which became the stories that form the first half of this play The Martian Chronicles. I didnít even know I had written a novel until a Doubleday Editor, one spring afternoon in 1949 suggested I had a book there. Surprise! I spent the rest of the summer of 1949, in Venice, California, in a 30 dollar a month apartment, finishing the novel. It was published in 1950 and has been in print ever since. In the following years, various students wrote to tell me that they had "declaimed" scenes from my Martian stories in class. Others had acted them on high school stages, or in college drama meetings. Again: surprise. I decided to learn from my young teachers. If they could adapt me, so could I. If they hadnít led they way, I might never have come back into the theatre to do this play. At least some part of your praise, or blame, should go to them. For now: Mars is waiting. We must go there.

Ray Bradbury, July 14th, 1977


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