Alien Invasions: Rod Serling's 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street' and Gore Vidal's 'Visit to a Small Planet'

performed on November 19, 20 & 21st at 7 p.m.


Theater students enacted the original Rod Serling script just as it was done for television on March 4, 1960. Gore Vidal's "Visit to a Small Planet" refers to our planet Earth and is a rarely produced comedy with an alien who is quite fascinated with the human race.

Anne Serling, the daughter of Rod Serling, was a special guest in the audience on Saturday evening and Larry Kassan, a Rod Serling expert, conducted a stimulating Q & A after the show on Friday evening.

Directed by Associate Professor Katherine Bacon the cast featured from left to right: Ulrich Henry, Dallas Elwood, Madison Donaldson, Matthew Waskie, Gabriella Arshi, Elizabeth Youket, Christian Webb, Juwuan DeJesus and Megan Voss. Seated is Tijuanna Chrispin. A cast member missing from the photo is Alex Bojan. Director Katherine Bacon appeared as the Narrator (with the lines originally said by Rod Serling) in the Serling play.