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987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075

The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script

By Howard E. Koch
Based on the novel by H. G. Wells

Performs in the Theatre School Studio Space
985 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Performances – October 5th – 8th, 2023
(in Theatre School Studio Space)

October 5th: 10:00AM & 5:30PM
October 6th: 10:00AM & 5:30PM
October 7th: 2:00PM & 5:30PM
October 8th: 2:00PM

Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now being brought to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences.

Time period: 1938
Settings of play: 
New York’s Mercury Theatre
65 minutes, no intermission
Type of Play: 
Radio Drama
Suggested rating:
 PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.

Produced with support from City of Solana Beach, Public Arts Advisory Commission, and our very special Theatre School donors!

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