War of the Worlds Radio Show -Raconteur Radio
Set in Grover Mills, NJ, the play is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic. The simulated “news bulletins” of the original broadcast suggested to many contemporaneous listeners that an actual alien invasion was currently in progress and, as a result, there were instances of panicked evacuation throughout the US, especially in New Jersey! Do you ever wish you would have been beside the players of the Mercury Theatre when they first performed War of the Worlds live on air and spread panic to the listening audience? The performance raised outrage in the general public in the 1930s and also raised the profile of the Theatre’s director, Orson Welles. The Radio play features real actors wearing period costumes, theatrical lighting and the show includes vintage commercials and even hundreds of sound effects!