War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast

adapted by Joe Landry
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds—but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this-radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.
  • Genre: Radio Play
  • Running Time: 70-75m
  • Cast: 1f, 5m
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Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
May 11, 2017 - May 20, 2017 Loyola Blakefield Towson, MD
Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017 St Ansgar Drama Department St Ansgar, IA
Oct 20, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016 Baton Rouge Magnet High School Baton Rouge, LA