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War of the Worlds

Presented by Elmhurst History Museum at Online/Virtual Space

Mar 19 - 28 2021
War of the Worlds

Martians and Mayhem Invade with ‘War of the Worlds’ Production The Elmhurst History Museum presents GreenMan Theatre Troupe in the infamous 1938 radio play that shook the nation.

On the evening of October 30, 1938, panic ensued when the infamous Orson Welles radio dramatization of “War of the Worlds” aired. With Welles as the dramatic narrator, the broadcast was presented by “Mercury Theatre on the Air” as a special Halloween program for CBS radio. Based on the H.G. Wells science fiction story and adapted to a modern setting by Howard Koch, the actors eerily — and realistically — portrayed a Martian invasion of earth.

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Advance tickets may be purchased via Broadway on Demand’s web site or via the Elmhurst History Museum’s web site . The cost is $2.95 payable to Broadway on Demand at the time of streaming. Participants must create a free Broadway On Demand profile to stream the pre-recorded program.

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