Go back in time to become part of the studio audience at WBFR as Enceladus Theatre Company recreates the original radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast.”
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, 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.
From Joe Landry, the same writer of the sold-out benefit performances of It’s a Wonderful LIfe, A Live Radio Play, War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast brings the classic format of a radio drama to the Shannon Center stages once again. This staged reading will be presented in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Studio Theatre on the campus of Whittier College, 6760 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90608.
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