I'm an actor who will be be portraying Ray Bradbury in a new Off-Broadway-bound show authorized by his estate. Our first staged reading is April 12 in NYC. I'm writing to invite interested members of the board to attend this staged reading.
There's no charge. There'll be potential investors & producers there, but I'd love to also have some fellow Bradbury nuts in the audience. What we're trying to do is to give Ray Bradbury the same sort of loving stage treatment that Hal Holbrook gave Mark Twain back in the 50's.
Mr. Oberst's show, "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)" will be performed at the District Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana from May 3 through May 5, 2019. For more information and to purchase tickets, you can click on the link below:
Per Mr. Oberst's website, his show "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)" will also be performed in Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston Repertory Theater from May 28 though May 31, 2019. Tickets go on sale on April 30, 2019.
Per Mr. Obrest's website, additional dates have been added in 2020 for performances of his touring show, "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)". The show will be performed on August 8, 2020 at the Gesa Power House Theater in Walla Walla, Washington, and from February 27 through March 1, 2020 at the ART Station Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bill Obrest's touring show, "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)", received a rave press review for the recent performance in Atlanta, Georgia, with the reviewer noting that "Bill Oberst, Jr. channeled Bradbury for 90 spellbinding minutes..."
Sadly, Bill Obrest has announced on his website that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the remaining 2020 performances of his play "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)" have been cancelled. Hopefully, 2021 will see new dates being scheduled.
Below is a link to a short film about the fine visual effects created by Christopher Cooksey for Bill Obrest's play about Ray Bradbury, "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)". I want to see that show very much. Hopefully, conditions will allow it to resume touring in 2021!
Bill Obrest has posted on his "Ray Bradbury Live (Forever)" website that, due the COVID pandemic, there will be no performances of that show in 2021. The site indicates that bookings are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 season.
The COVID pandemic has only temporarily (we hope!) resulted in the cessation of performances of Bill Obrest, Jr.'s show, RAY BRADBURY LIVE (FOREVER). The next best thing is viewing Mr. Obrest speaking at the Waccamaw Library in his native Georgetown, South Carolina about Ray Bradbury. An added treat is Mr. Obrest's recitation, at the beginning of his talk, of my very favorite Ray Bradbury poem, "Remembrance". Since Mr. Obrest notes at one point in his talk that Ray would have been 99 years old today, that would put the date of this event as August 22, 2019. To view this excellent presentation, just click on the link below:
Coming this weekend to the District Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana: Bill Oberst, Jr. performing Ray Bradbury's PILLAR OF FIRE, in a solo reading. Performances will take place on October 28 and 29, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. I envy Ray Bradbury fans in the Indianapolis area for the chance to see this performance! For more information about the show, and to purchase tickets, just click on the link below: