War of the Worlds:

The Panic Broadcast

Adapted by Joe Landry

Based on the novel by H.G. Wells and the

1938 radio broadcast by Orson Welles

Directed by Chris Berchild


An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos, but is it real-life or simply the Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broacast? Ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates that infamous evening. Complete with vintage commercials and sound effects performed live onstage, this radio-play-within-a-play is a thrilling homage to radio’s golden age.

Sponsored by Don and Gretchen Bauer Jennermann

July 13, 14, 19, 27 at 7:30pm

July 15 at 4:00pm