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Not the Creation of Godzilla
by Rev. Randy Cook 

Performance dates will be August 2,3,8,9, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

House opens 30 minutes before the show's start time.

Tickets are $15.00 for all ages

(Children 6 and under are free) 

CATS Playhouse

2257 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411


Dr. Wilton Cook, a WWI veteran, the nations leading expert on broadcast radio, is assigned the
task of forming the first Armed Services Radio Network in Asia. He is aided by Capt. James Teer, and Gertrude Richards. Three young draftees Arthur Bartick, Arthur Thompson and Pierre
Myers, have to be convinced to set aside a free wheeling form of radio and do their radio
broadcasts by the book.


The post war cultures have to learn how to live together. The radio station becomes more and
more about educating for peace. They all decide to do a hoax radio theater broadcast using
The War of the Worlds script by Howard Koch as a model.
Their broadcast is about a sea monster coming out of The Sea of Japan and wrecking
downtown Tokyo because the sea monster wanted to say congratulations to WVTR on its 5th
anniversary as a station.
Gen. Douglas McArthur was panicked by the broadcast which was very realistic until the very
end. He nearly sent planes to bomb Tokyo. There was a panicked exit from Tokyo by its
residents. All five men were expelled from Japan. This is their story.


Our marquee, mounted on the roof of our building, was donated to CATS Playhouse early in the history of the organization by Dennis Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher gathered scrap metal and created this sign. Over time, the sign has fallen into disrepair, and one of our goals for this season is to restore the sign. If you would like to help us with this restoration please reach out to us, and keep an eye out for opportunities for support throughout the season and when you visit the theater.

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