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The Mercury Theatre on the Air Presents
WAR OF THE WORLDS A RADIO PLAY
A live staged reading of Orson Welles, Sherlock Holmes the fourth broadcast of our series in 1938 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, following the play by William Gillette, which aired September 25, 1938.
Directed by Ashley Jones
MYSTERY/DRAMA | An hour long radio drama adaptation of Well's novel, presented by Orson Welles and recorded by The Mercury Theater on the Air, which aired October 30th, 1939.
SYNOPSIS: The episode became famous for allegedly causing panic among its listening audience, though the scale of that panic is disputed, as the program had relatively few listeners.
Thursday, October 17th at 7:30pm
Friday, October 18th at 8pm
Saturday, October 19th at 8pm
Announcer One - David Phillips
Announcer Two - Allen LaMontagne
Announcer Three - Paulina Ragunas
Carl Phillips - Paepaeala Pimienta
Professor Pierson - Raymond Neal
Stranger & Wilmuth - Dana Minyard
Lieutenant Voght - Andres Bravo
General Montgomery - Ryan Sinclair
Operator - Maeghan Pettus
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Entrance is on King Street.
Join us for a unique experience capturing the inter-workings of inside the radio studio while WAR OF THE WORLDS is performed right in front of your very eyes. With a reception held afterwards in the gallery!