Ray Bradbury Live (forever) is a new touring multimedia stage experience with Emmy-winner Bill Oberst Jr. as the one and only Ray Bradbury. The show is performed by permission of Ray Bradbury Literary Works and Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
"I don't predict the future...  I try to prevent it."
"I don't predict the future.  I try to prevent it."
About The Show
Ray Bradbury's own words are front and center in this brand-new, exuberant stage tribute, featuring Emmy Award-winner Bill Oberst Jr. as Ray, authorized by his estate, and performed by permission of Ray Bradbury Literary Works and Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
With large-screen video, an original music score, excerpts from classic Bradbury like "A Sound Of Thunder," "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "The Martian Chronicles" (even a surprise appearance by "Maggie," his beloved wife) Ray Bradbury Live (forever) whirls through worlds fantastic, from Mars to the Cretaceous to the human heart. Life-affirming. Death- defying. Just like Ray.
Mar 22, 2019: South Pasadena, CA
7:00 PM - Friday, March 22
South Pasadena Public Library 1100 Oxley St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Three years in the making, the script for Ray Bradbury Live (forever) was born of actor Bill Oberst Jr.'s fanboy love of Bradbury, and grew into a work of meticulous, footnoted research.
In addition to review by Ray Bradbury's estate and literary agency, Oberst's script was vetted by Dr. Jonathan Eller, Director of IUPUI's Center For Ray Bradbury Studies and the author of two Bradbury biographies, and by Bradbury scholar Dr. Phil Nichols of the University Of Wolverhampton. Dr. Eller also gave content and editing advice and provided access to the Center's archives. The result is a joyous and accurate snapshot of one of the world's most lauded and prolific authors, all in his own words.
Writer: Ray Bradbury
Redactor: Bill Oberst Jr.
Production Designer/VFX: Christopher Cooksey
Additional Visuals: Val Mayerik & Chris Young
Show Poster: Val Mayerik / Rob Story
Original Musical Score: Brian Lee
Makeup Design: Jeff Farley
Script Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Eller, Center For Ray Bradbury Studies
Special Thanks To: IUPUI's Center For Ray Bradbury Studies; Dr. Phil Nichols, University Of Wolverhampton, UK; Steve Fjeldsted, South Pasadena Public Library; Richard Lee, Waukegan Public Library; Oleg Alexander, Sofyan Syarief, John King Tarpinian, David Clow, Dave Grave, Don Congdon Associates and the family and estate of Ray Bradbury.