The History of World War II will come alive at The Park Center in Hayward Saturday with two performances of the one-man play “Winston Churchill: The Blitz,” by Randy Otto.

The performances are set for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Students 18 and under are admitted for $5. Advance tickets are available at Art Beat in downtown Hayward (cash or check only) or may be purchased at

In the autumn of 1940 in London, Winston Churchill heroically rallied the British people to victory from a London rooftop, and this is this moment that Otto re-creates. The audience lives vicariously through one night of The Blitz, the German bombing of London.

With more than four decades of academic study of Churchill, Otto is an expert on nearly all aspects of his life. Otto’s chilling portrayal of Churchill concentrates on the man himself, causing even Churchill’s own great-grandson ,Jonathan Sandys, to say, “Randy Otto steps onstage and you simply take for granted that Winston Churchill himself is up there talking to you.”

The performances are sponsored by the Hayward Area Rotary Club.

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