WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE PANIC BROADCAST
By Joe Landry
Directed by Cam Castles
A live radio play. Cast required
1 female – 5 males (at least)
A mid-Atlantic or American accent is a plus, but anyone who wants to audition is welcome.
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Performances – 21 – 11 August 2018
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.
Chelmer Community Centre
Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets
Chelmer Qld 4068