War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
adapted by Joe Landry

Productions (5)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)
  • Set: Unit set, suggesting a 1940s radio station.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-057-6

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
adapted by Joe Landry

(3)
Productions (5)
  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)
  • Set: Unit set, suggesting a 1940s radio station.

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.

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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.

  • Live Radio Play
  • 70 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 5 m (4-40 actors possible: 1-9 f, 3-31 m)
  • Set: Unit set, suggesting a 1940s radio station.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-057-6

Production History

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Location
SEP 28, 2017 - SEP 30, 2017
Centerville High School
Centerville, OH United States
Centerville High School Centerville, OH United States
AUG 24, 2017 - AUG 26, 2017
International House Theatre Group
Melbourne, VIC Australia
International House Theatre Group Melbourne, VIC Australia
MAY 11, 2017 - MAY 20, 2017
Loyola Blakefield
Towson, MD United States
Loyola Blakefield Towson, MD United States
MAR 24, 2017 - MAR 25, 2017
St Ansgar Drama Department
St Ansgar, IA United States
St Ansgar Drama Department St Ansgar, IA United States
OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 21, 2016
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Baton Rouge, LA United States
Baton Rouge Magnet High School Baton Rouge, LA United States
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SEP 28, 2017 - SEP 30, 2017
Centerville High School
Centerville, OH United States
Centerville High School Centerville, OH United States
AUG 24, 2017 - AUG 26, 2017
International House Theatre Group
Melbourne, VIC Australia
International House Theatre Group Melbourne, VIC Australia
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