WAR OF THE WORLDS
Saturday November 9 @ 8pm
Part of a 2 weekend SciFi event! See one show for $10 or all 4 for $30!
A live reenactment of the notorious 1938 radio drama based on the H.G. Wells novel. The original broadcast went out to millions of Americans over Halloween in 1938 and is mired in controversy for daringly mixing news and science fiction.
The performance features original sound design by Ron J. Jones and Jef Olsen and will be followed by a talkback with special guest Hugh Burkhart from the University of San Diego, who will help to discuss the relevance of the play to recent debates in the media about “fake news”. Starring Ron J. Jones, Jef Olsen, Samuel W. Young, James Steinberg, and Tom Steward as Orson Welles. Directed by John Tessmer and Tom Steward. “Welles and his team produced a show that…terrified many of its listeners—even those who never forgot that the whole thing was just a play.” – Smithsonian.com.