WAR OF THE WORLDS

THE 1938 RADIO PLAY BY HOWARD E KOCH
 
March 6 & 7
8:00 PM

The Village Players Theater
Inside the FT Thomas Women’s Club
8 North Fort Thomas Avenue,
Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075

Tickets: $12
BOX OFFICE CLOSED 

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, War of the Worlds: The 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, this frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover will be brought to the stage by The Company to thrill and chill audiences.

Experience what it may have been like to sit in the studio as this iconic drama was broadcast. Listen as actors create a scene using only their voices, hear live sound effects, and allow your imagination to bring this classic science-fiction tale to life.
 

CAST

Collin Wenzell — INTRO ANNOUNCER, OBSERVER, OPERATOR FOUR

Adam Drake — ORSON WELLES, PROFESSOR RICHARD PIERSON

Lynne Aronson — ANNOUNCER ONE, COMMANDER VOGHT

Jay Dallas Benson — ANNOUNCER TWO, STRANGER

Chris Lannan — ANNOUNCER THREE, OPERATOR ONE, FOLEY ARTIST

Patti Newberry — REPORTER CARL PHILLIPS, OPERATOR FIVE

Paul Gable — POLICEMAN, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, GUNNER

Mark Aronson — MR. WILMUTH, GENERAL MONTGOMERY SMITH, OPERATOR THREE

Leah Baker — VICE-PRESIDENT HARRY MCDONALD, OFFICER, ANNOUNCER FOUR

Jeffrey Layne Blevins — CAPTAIN LANSING, OPERATOR TWO
 

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