Tune In To Kentucky Shakespeare’s Broadcast of War of the Worlds
Louisville Public Media
brings Kentucky Shakespeare
‘s all new adaptation of the radio play War of the Worlds back to the airwaves on the 80th anniversary of the initial broadcast. So set your radio dial to one of the Louisville Public Media stations and sit back and enjoy this special event.
The radio broadcast of the War of the Worlds was performed as a Halloween episode of the Mercury Theater on the Air series on Sunday, October 30, 1938. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds (1898).