The “Ray Bradbury: Out Of This World” benefit for Theatre West will take place this Saturday night to pay homage to legendary science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury, featuring a special salute to Ray from Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
The $300-a-seat (and higher) fundraiser is being chaired by Beau Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Roy Disney and Dennis Hopper. The gala will be held at The California ScienCenter in Los Angeles and includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, a tribute by Buzz Aldrin and entertainment which will include Cirque Du Soleil performers. Proceeds from the event benefit Theatre West, a non-profit organization and L.A.’s oldest continuously operating theatre company, now in its 42nd year.
Tickets are still available for this black-tie fundraising gala, for anyone that will be in the Los Angeles area this Saturday.
Ray Bradbury's more than five hundred published works -- short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse -- exemplify the American imagination at its most creative. His best-known and most beloved books, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, FAHRENHEIT 451 and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, are masterworks that appeal to audiences young and old and has proven him to be one of the truly classic authors of the 20th Century.
The guest list, that is scheduled to attend the gala include many celebrities from the science-fiction genre: William Shatner ("Star Trek"), Patrick Stewart ("Star Trek:TNG"), James Cromwell ("Star Trek: First Contact") , Tim Russ (Tuvok on “Star Trek: Voyager”), Ray Harryhausen ("Clash of the Titans"), Irvin Kershner (director of "The Empire Strikes Back"), Harlan Ellison ("Babylon 5"), Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, Frank Darabont (director of "The Green Mile"), Joe Mantegna, Jayne Meadows Allen and Lee Meriwether.
For more information about Theatre West and this event, visit http://www.theatrewest.org/event.html
To purchase tickets for this event, visit http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=10839 or call The Proper Image at (818) 994-4661