Reenactment of “War of the Worlds”
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1938 radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” Willamette Radio Workshop will reenact the broadcast live in front of an audience. The performance is under the direction of Sam A. Mowry.
The reenactment is part of “Martians with Moustaches,” an exhibit by students in the creative media and digital culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. Their work explores transmedial storytelling experiences using an edited version of the original broadcast of “War of the Worlds.”
“Martians with Moustaches” will celebrate its opening from 5 – 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and will to run Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. throughout November at the Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, located in the North Bank Artists Gallery at 1005 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.
“War of the Worlds” was originally broadcast Oct. 30, 1938 by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater. The broadcast’s story was based on the novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. The novel’s plot focuses on the conflict between earth and an invading extraterrestrial race.
Kiggins Theatre at 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.
Contact for more information:
John Barber, 360-546-9645, firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Media and Digital Culture
About WSU Vancouver:
WSU Vancouver is a premier, non-residential research university located in Vancouver, WA that offers 20 bachelor’s degrees, nine master’s degrees, two doctorate degrees and more than 37 fields of study.