The Martian Chronicles

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The Martian Chronicles [1] is a 1950 collection of science fiction short stories by American author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) [2]. It has been adapted for theatre, film, television and radio by various authors over the years.

The original text

The short stories chronicle the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists. (Wikipedia)

Translations and adaptations

Terrence Shank created a "performance version" of The Martian Chronicles, which he staged for PACT in 1988.

Performance history in South Africa

1988: The Terrence Shank adaptation was staged by PACT, directed by Shank, with a cast including Michael Richard (Narrator), John Lesley, Anne Curteis, Darryl Fuchs, Megan Choritz, Giles Banton, Robert Finlayson, Brad Morris, Shirley Johnston, Susan Danford, David Butler, Peter Terry, Glenn Swart, Nomsa Nene, Peter Se-Puma, Jonathan Pienaar, Andre Odendaal, Stephen Jennings, Stuart Brown and others. Production designed by Andrew Botha and Stan Knight, with sound by Mark Malherbe.


PACT theatre programme, 1988.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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