In a celebration that coincided with the opening of his new comedy Me and Orson Welles, director Richard Linklater joined cast members Zac Efron and Christian McKay, along with Orson Welles’s daughter, Chris Welles Feder, at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the location of the genius director’s mythic Mercury Theater at 110 W. 41st Street in New York City. We were there to capture the dedication, which you can watch here. Me and Orson Welles is now playing.
P.S. The plaque reads: “On this site in 1937, legendary American actor-writer-director-producer Orson Welles founded the Mercury Theatre with John Houseman. Here Welles directed groundbreaking productions of Julius Caesar, The Shoemaker’s Holiday, Heartbreak House, and Danton’s Death. Welles and the Mercury Theatre would go on to make history with The War of the Worlds broadcast and Citizen Kane. Astonishingly, he would accomplish all this by his 26th birthday.”