A radio theater production of H. G Wells science fiction masterpiece, “The Time Machine,” will be presented in the Rhea County Courthouse during Mainstreet Dayton’s PumpkinFest event on Saturday, Oct 30.

“Four men and one woman experience the thrills and terrors of time travel,” festival officials said. “Scheduled for one show only on Saturday afternoon in the historic Rhea County Courthouse, you don’t want to miss this!”

“This show is another step in the effort to encourage continuing use of the Rhea County Courthouse” said Rick Dye, president of the Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation.

Other events following PumpkinFest at the courthouse are the Christmas Open House (Rhea Heritage Foundation and Historical Society), Christmas at the Courthouse (Mainstreet Dayton), Heritage Gala (Rhea Heritage Foundation), Strawberry Festival (Dayton Chamber of Commerce), Nokian Tyres Summer Nights (Rhea Heritage Foundation), Scopes Festival and Play (Rhea Heritage Foundation), and Farm to Table (Mainstreet Dayton).

“We also need other events to ensure this historic building is used throughout the year.” Dye said.

Officials said that the Rhea Heritage Foundation is excited to partner with the Tennessee Valley Theatre for this high quality entertainment offered to Rhea County.

Director Dan Frank will hold auditions on Tuesday Oct 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton, with another audition following on Wednesday, Oct. 6, also at 6:30 p.m.

Four men and one woman are needed for the cast – no memorization required – and several supporting positions are available as well.

Ticket information will soon be available on Rhea Heritage Preservation Foundation’s Facebook page and by calling the Tennessee Valley Theatre at (423) 365-7592.