Due to recent health concerns regarding COVID-19, Fake Radio has decided to cancel their performance of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
An alien named Klaatu lands his spacecraft on Earth just after the end of World War II. He brings an important message to the planet that he wishes to share with representatives of all nations. However, because communication is difficult due to Cold War fears, Klaatu is forced to try an alternative approach: he disguises himself as a common human on Earth. Then, after finding help from a few unlikely Earthlings, Klaatu shocks the entire planet into finally listening to his important message about the future of humanity.
The original film was so popular, it was adapted for the radio and broadcast in 1954 as part of the wildly popular Lux Radio Theatre program. 66 years later, Fake Radio is thrilled to recreate that entire radio broadcast — commercials and all! — for live audiences in both Portland and Hillsboro.
Our previous guest star Kevin McDonald from “The Kids in the Hall” has had to cancel due to landing a new TV show. Please stay tuned for an updated guest star announcement!
For almost 20 years, Fake Radio has been delighting audiences and critics alike with their unique recreations of classic radio shows from 1938 – 1958. Their shows transport audiences back in time to a live taping of an old-time radio show. The troupe performs in the same fashion popularized during the Golden Age: cast members dress in period clothing, standing before old microphones, scripts in hand, re-creating classic stories while all of the sound effects are perfectly synchronized. The troupe’s well-known hallmark is expertly blending the original broadcast scripts — including the absurd commercials! — with unexpected improvisation.
Fake Radio frequently includes celebrity guest stars in its casts including Emmy Award winners John Larroquette, Ray Romano, & Marcia Wallace; comedy legends Fred Willard, The Kids in the Hall, & Phil Proctor from The Firesign Theatre; well-established TV actors such as Jeff Garlin, George Wendt, Jamie Farr, Mindy Sterling, Lynne Stewart, John Pirruccello, John Lynch, Peter Onorati, Debra Skelton, & Dean Cain; noted alternative comedians Tom Kenny, Maria Bamford, & Rick Overton; and even one of the original cast members from Saturday Night Live: Larraine Newman.