'War of the Worlds' Performance to Air Live on KWSC-FM 91.9 The Cat and Online
Published: 10-25-2012 12:30 pm
Popular writers and scientists alike have long been fascinated by the prospect of alien invaders crushing planet Earth. One of the more famous of these stories, War of the Worlds, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 27-30 in the Black Box Theater, with the Oct. 30 performance to be broadcast live on KWSC-FM 91.9 The Cat or online at http://wildcat.wsc.edu/thecat/
The play has been adapted by Todd Olson and is based on the original by H. G. Wells, which plays on humans' fears about the fragility of civilization. The work is licensed exclusively by Summerwind Productions. The original radio broadcast set off a series of public panics, largely attributed to the news bulletin format used by Welles and actors with the Mercury Theatre group.
The Oct. 30 performance will be broadcast live on KWSC-FM 91.9 The Cat to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the original radio broadcast narrated by Orson Welles.