On-Air Alien Invasion

You'd be hard pressed to find a piece of theater that ignited more mass hysteria than the now-infamous 1938 production of H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. Transforming the fictional story into a realistic-sounding radio broadcast, director Orson Welles convinced listeners all over the country that aliens had invaded a small New Jersey town called Grover's Mill, and the result was widespread panic. The story's general premise is most likely something that most audience members will know when they walk into the Kraine Theater for the performance of Dan Bianchi's take on the tale. But what he does with it

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