Joe Landry’s radio play, War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast. A cautionary tale and a reflection upon the power of media unfolds in this riveting retelling of the October 31, 1938 broadcast. Directed by Michael Disher.
The War of the Worlds has been both popular (having never been out of print) and influential, spawning numerous feature films, radio dramas, a record album, comic book adaptations, television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors. It was memorably dramatized in the 1938 radio program directed by and starring Orson Wells, that reportedly caused panic among listeners who did not know that the events were fictional.
Joe Landry’s radio play, War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, A Live Radio Play highlights the day leading up to the infamous Halloween 1938 broadcast – and its unpredictable aftermath.
Featuring Richard Adler, Daniel Becker, Richard Browning, Susan Cincotta, Joey Giovingo, Vincenzo Harty, Jenifer Maxson, Matthew O’Connor, Franco Pistritto, Michaal Lyn Schepps