"The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script"

based on the novel by H.G. Wells

by Howard E. Koch


Presented by Whidbey Playhouse as a Multi-Camera Virtual Presentation

October 30 and 31, 7:30 pm

Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover brings to life onstage a fully rendered radio play just as it might have been produced by Orson Welles in 1938.

Blurring the lines of reality and fiction, this new virtual production harkens us back to Mercury Theatre on the Air’s 1938 War of the Worlds, an attempted Halloween prank which morphed into pandemonium when listeners missed the broadcast’s introduction and believed that reporters were live in Grovers Mill, New Jersey witnessing a real alien invasion. 

Presented virtually October 30 and 31 at 7:30 pm 

Due to the pandemic, Whidbey Playhouse is closed to patrons, and currently operating as a broadcast studio only.


$10 WPH Show Ticket

$3.95 for the streaming service 

Total : $13.95

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