Orson Welle’s The War of the Worlds

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The Drama Club Presents:

Orson Welle’s The War of the Worlds Live Radio Drama

Wednesday at 6 PM in the Common Theater at Sussex Tech

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Summary:

Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of “The Shadow” in the hit mystery program of the same name. “War of the Worlds” was not planned as a radio hoax, and Welles had little idea of the havoc it would cause.