War of the Worlds
October 26, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd
â€œRadio Listeners in Panic, Taking War Drama as Factâ€ read the New York Times headline on October 31, 1938. Many across the country who tuned in late to Orson Wellesâ€™ live radio broadcast of H. G. Wellsâ€™Â War of the WorldsÂ became panicked, thinking the broadcast play about aliens invading Earth was, in fact, real news.Â Recognizing our current era of smart phones, social media, and instant informationâ€”or misinformationâ€”and the impact of Januaryâ€™s ballistic missile false alert, the UHÂ ManoaÂ TheatreÂ and Dance AssociationÂ presents a staged reading of Wellesâ€™ drama in celebration of theÂ 80thÂ anniversary of the infamous broadcast.
Performances take placeÂ Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 at 7:30PM, and on Tuesday, October 30, theÂ 80thÂ anniversary of the original broadcast, at 7:30PM.
Tickets $5. Available at the door and on Eventbrite at: https://bit.ly/2P0UviU
Department of Theatre + Dance, Mānoa Campus
(808) 212-3482, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/wow/