The Winni Players Community Theatre will be presenting their annual Halloween-themed radio play on October 28th and 29th. This year’s selection is one of the most famous broadcasts in radio history: The War of the Worlds.
On Halloween Eve 1938, Orson Welles made history when his Mercury Theatre on the Air performed a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, converting the 40-year-old novel into fake news bulletins describing a Martian invasion of New Jersey. Listeners mistook those bulletins for the real thing, and their anxious phone calls to police, newspaper offices, and radio stations caused nationwide hysteria. The staged radio play, including live sound effects, will draw audiences so completely into the story that you may feel like calling the authorities yourself!
As in past years, like 2015's Radio Hamlet pictured above, the setting is a vintage radio station and the cast will be reading the script as if they are the cast of the radio theatre. The production is directed by John Piquado and produced and stage managed by Katie Dunn. It will feature live foley sound designed and performed by Lord Adam Young. The cast includes local actors Margaret Lundberg, Christina Mason, Andrew Burke, Gail Ledger, Wil Robertson, Jim Mernin, and Howard Amsden.
Tickets for The War of the Worlds are $10.
Do you want to join The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's group at the NH Theatre Awards on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7pm at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord? We are entering the group ticket lottery on Wednesday, November 2nd. If you'd like to find out more information on joining us for the group rate of $32.50, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be on sale to the public via the Capital Center box office after the group lottery.
Congrats to the cast of CARRIE THE MUSICAL on a nearly sold-out
run last weekend!