War of the Worlds

October 26, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd

“Radio Listeners in Panic, Taking War Drama as Fact” read the New York Times headline on October 31, 1938. Many across the country who tuned in late to Orson Welles’ live radio broadcast of H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds became panicked, thinking the broadcast play about aliens invading Earth was, in fact, real news.  Recognizing our current era of smart phones, social media, and instant information—or misinformation—and the impact of January’s ballistic missile false alert, the UH Manoa Theatre and Dance Association presents a staged reading of Welles’ drama in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the infamous broadcast.

Performances take place Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 at 7:30PM, and on Tuesday, October 30, the 80th anniversary of the original broadcast, at 7:30PM.

Ticket Information
Tickets $5. Available at the door and on Eventbrite at: https://bit.ly/2P0UviU

Event Sponsor
Department of Theatre + Dance, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 212-3482, tadauhm@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/wow/

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