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UW-Parkside Theatre Presents: War of the Worlds The Radio Play

October 12-14, 2018 and October 19-21, 2018

Oct 12, 13, 19, 20: 7 p.m. Oct 14, 21: 2 p.m.

80th anniversary of the original 1938 Halloween broadcast.

“We know now that in the early years of the 20th century, this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own…”

Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play allegedly had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted from the H.G. Wells novel by Howard E. Koch (the co-writer of Casablanca), and originally directed/narrated by Orson Welles, this frightening tale of an unearthly enemy defying humankind in a war to the death continues to thrill and chill audiences 80 years after its original Halloween broadcast.

Individual Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission Tickets = $18
  • Senior & UW-Parkside Staff Tickets = $14
  • Student Tickets = $10

Email boxoffice@uwp.edu with questions.