To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the famous “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, the Lakewood Playhouse is hosting a special radio reenactment of this classic broadcast on Thursday evening, October 30.
The 1939 radio special shocked and panicked millions of Americans when it was first broadcast as a Halloween special by the famous actor Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air. Presented as a series of “breaking news bulletins”, the show suggested to Americans that an actual Martian invasion was taking place. The show was the first time a simulated newscast was used to broadcast deceptive information and loyal radio listeners thought America was actually under alien attack.
A “War of the Worlds” hosted reception begins at the Playhouse at 7 pm with the radio play starting at 8 pm. Hosted reception includes exotic Hors d’oeuvres, wine and delicious desserts. Tickets are $40 single and $70 couple. Proceeds go to support the Playhouse “Friends Fund”. Information and tickets are available by calling 253-588-0042 or visiting www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.
Don’t miss this exciting, one night only, “War of the Worlds” Halloween event.