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War of the Worlds

— Mother Lode Series Event —

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 8:00 p.m.

The story, which details 12 days in which invaders from Mars attack the planet Earth, captured popular imagination with its fast-paced narrative and images of Martians and interplanetary travel. The humans in The War of the Worlds initially treat the invasion with complacency but soon are provoked into a defensive state of war. The novel helped launch the career of actor and director Orson Welles when he presented an adaptation of it on his radio program, The Mercury Theatre on the Air, on October 30, 1938. The simulated news broadcast of a Martian landing in New Jersey, complete with regularly updated news bulletins, provoked panic in America, though of course exaggerated by the media; it is testament to the greatness of Welles’s fiction. Later radio adaptations also produced mass hysteria, including an incident in Ecuador that resulted in several deaths.

PRICING:
Main = 45.00
Mezzanine = 40.00
Loge = 35.00
Balcony = 30.00
Student w/ID = 15.00

H.G. Wells War of the Worlds