Science Center to support WLRN Sci-Fi Summer at Old School Square

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Melissa Carter, Director of Marketing & Public Relations

561-243-7922, ext. 322;

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444


John Watts, Arts Radio Network Theatre Project


Aliens to Invade Delray Beach for Sci-Fi Summer at the Crest Theatre!

WLRN Radio Theater presents Three Sci-Fi Classics


Delray Beach, FL – March 30, 2016 – The Crest Theatre at Old School Square is preparing for an alien invasion this summer!  WLRN Radio Theater’s Sci-Fi Summer will give sci-fi lovers, of all ages,thrills and chills, as three of the most popular science fiction stories of all timeare brought to life on the Crest Theatre stage.


“Sci-Fi Summer” is presented by WLRN Radio Theater in partnership with the Crest Theatre and Arts Radio Network Theatre Project.  Each event will include a post-show Talk Back session, where the audience can ask questions about the play, its history and the production.


Sci-Fi Summer Line-up

Friday, June 10th at 7:30 pm - The Day the Earth Stood Still
Klaatu and his mighty robot Gort land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to all nations. However, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach. (Broadcast on Sunday, July 10th at 7 pm)


Friday, July 15th at 7:30 pm - War of the Worlds
78 years ago, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air presented their version of H.G. Wells’ classic story, and it became the most infamous radio broadcast of all time.  WRLN Radio Theater brings the original script back to life, reimagined in Palm Beach County!  (Broadcast on Sunday, August 4th at 7 pm)


Friday, August 5th at 7:30 pm - Plan 9 from Outer Space
The late, great Edward D. Wood Jr.’s cult classic has been adapted for the stage!  Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?!  Come dressed as your favorite character!  (Broadcast on Sunday, September 11 at 7 pm)


Location and Tickets

The Crest Theatre is located on the Old School Square campus at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444.  Tickets are $25 (Regular) and $15 (Student) and are available at or by calling the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1.  Sci-Fi Summer Packages are available for both regular and student tickets.


About the Performances

These shows are accurate recreations of radio plays from the golden age of radio, with professional actors performing multiple roles and utilizing authentic sound effect devices.  These plays are very interactive, with the audience providing many of the sound effects themselves! All shows are recorded for later broadcast on 91.3 WLRN.  Come to the live show for the fun; hear yourself during the broadcast on WLRN, South Florida’s public radio station!


About WLRN (

WLRN Public Media, which will also debut NPR for the Palm Beaches at 101.9, is committed to being the most trusted source of information and entertainment in South Florida's diverse community. Licensed to the school board of Miami-Dade County, WLRN is best known for its award winning public radio and television programs, but its services go well beyond the airwaves. It's a complex media enterprise consisting of radio and television stations, and educational channels offering you a variety of high quality programming and advanced learning services making WLRN a valuable public media source.


About Arts Radio Network (

Arts Radio Network Theatre Project is a unique combination of the nostalgia of classic radio drama of the 1930sthrough the 50s, and the excitement of a live theatrical performance. ARNTP is dedicated to preserving this art form through historically accurate reenactments of vintage radio play scripts, utilizing authentic sound effect devices.  The company is also committed to continuing the tradition of the radio play into the 21st century via educational outreach programs, and the development of new scripts by emerging and established playwrights.


About Old School Square

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach.  Serving for over 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925).  The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals.  The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes.  Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.  For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit


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