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War of the Worlds

In 1938, the legendary Mercury Theatre Company led by Orson Welles delivered the single most notorious broadcast in radio history— a riveting adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds.

The broadcast’s depiction of a Martian invasion was so realistic, it incited a nation-wide panic. Pop in your earbuds as the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company brings Wells’ chilling sci-fi thriller back to life in a brand new auditory experience inspired by the Mercury Theatre’s original broadcast. This audio drama promises to be a close encounter of the kind you won't want to miss.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents a 1-hour radio version of The War of the Worlds in partnership with WVXU.