War of The Worlds
War of The Worlds
by H.G. Wells
A Radio-Play Reading
Presented as part of the 'interACT Theatre Productions
POP-UP Pocket Productions Series
Directed by Nicholas J. Clarey
November 30, 2019
The Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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ABOUT THE SHOW
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. This original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover brings to life the panic that ensued in a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
— H. G. Wells (1898), The War of the Worlds.
ABOUT interACT THEATRE PRODUCTIONS POP-UP POCKET PRODUCTIONS
interACT is the theatre in residence at The Baird Cultural Arts Center in South Orange, NJ. In 2019, the entire Baird building is closing for extensive renovations and will remain closed for three to five years until the project is complete. During this time, we are proud to have the support of local businesses, the book house in millburn (www.thebookhousemillburn.com), The Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts, and others in allowing us to perform our pop-up pocket productions in their spaces. If you or anyone you know has a space that would be willing to house us for a reading or other pop-up pocket productions, please contact Artistic Director Nick Clarey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OCTOBER 11-13, 18-20 & 25-26, 2019
A Pop-Up Radio Play
An interACT Youth Production
*Titles subject to licensing and availability
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner .Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.