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War of the Worlds - A Radio Play

Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now available to bring to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences.

The brilliant idea behind staging of the radio play is to present it as a series of news bulletins breaking into musical programming without commercial interruption.  Radio announcers describe the events and conducting mock interviews with experts, eye witnesses, government officials, and military leaders.   You don't want to miss it!!

Oct. 11th - 21st 
Thur-Sat at7:30pm
Sun at 2:30pm

Tickets: $16

The Black Box Theatre
1623 5th Avenue