The War of the Worlds: A Panic Broadcast
by Wimberley Players
Mar. 12 - Mar. 14
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 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, a six-person 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.
A Studio at WBFR, a metropolitan radio station, with some action suggesting Studio One at CBS in Manhattan and other locations. Sunday, October 31, 1948, With some action suggesting, Sunday, October 30, 1938 and other periods.
Directed by Trish Rigdon
March 12 - March 14, 2021
450 Old Kyle Road
Wimberley, TX, 78676
March 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2021. Performances are Friday and Sat. at 7:30 and Sun. at 2:30.
This is a play in radio play format and will have a small live audience as well as be live streamed.
More forthcoming from the Wimberley Players. (January 20, 2021)
[image: Ausland Stage Left, Brisbane, Australia, 2018]