We are embarking on a voyage and we want you to join us. For the foreseeable future, Theatre Sarnia and the Imperial Theatre will be unable to perform shows live for patrons in our venue. Though Phase 3 of the reopening of Ontario technically allows up to 50 patrons, it is not financially viable or realistic for our 600 seat venue or theatre community.
So we explored the galaxy and landed on Planet Livestream. We devised a plan to cast, rehearse, stylishly film and release a pre-filmed “cinematic theatrical livestream” showcase of ‘The War Of The Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” online. This is a stage adaptation by Joe Landry of Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast based on H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel.
With a quick turnaround before our planned online premiere and livestream dates of October 27-30, and Covid safety protocols in place; crew will be minimal, cast will be reading from scripts during the production (as the show is set in a radio station, recreating a live broadcast), and we will be filming over time, adhering to a shooting schedule.
Each cast member will have 2-5 different roles. We will run rehearsals on the Imperial stage and in the auditorium space, socially distanced from the end of August to the end of September. Our rehearsal schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, and filming Saturdays and/or Sundays.
Rehearsals and filming will be done following all the Covid-19 safety rules; temperatures and contact information taken at check-in, masks and shields will be mandatory during rehearsals, social distancing will take place.
Covid testing will be required before the rehearsal process and two weeks after. The theatre will be regularly disinfected. Cast and crew are to bring their own water bottles, no food allowed, breaks will be given to eat outside the theatre. No cast parties or socials will be planned by the production team or theatre staff.
We will have individual times scheduled for safe wardrobe measuring and dressing. Self-applied make-up and hair will be implemented, with tutorials provided.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS IMPERIAL THEATRE LIVESTREAM WILL BE FORTHCOMING
October 27, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
October 28, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
October 29, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
October 30, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
$12.00 STREAMING TICKET
168 Christina Street North,
PO Box 43, Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7H8, Canada
There are approximately 100 spaces on Christina Street and the adjacent streets, all within 5 minute walk of the Imperial Theatre. There is a 2 hr free on street parking limit Monday to Friday until 6 pm. Parking on street is free all day on Saturday and Sunday and after 6 pm every evening. Parking rates vary during the day Monday to Friday until 6 pm. After 6 pm parking is free, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday.