Enjoy A Live Version Of A Radio Classic

MU Theater presents "War Of The Worlds"

Howard Koch’s adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic novel “War of The Worlds” will be performed for its final night on March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Studio 4 on the MU campus. Directed by Kevin Brown, the work was made (in)famous by Orson Welles and is being recreated live. A 1938 radio broadcast is interrupted with news of alien beings from Mars invading earth, a meteorite landing, an alien sighting in Grover’s Mill and giant machines seen wading through the Hudson River to attack New York City. In the end, Professor Pierson and a stranger survive the aftermath of the invasion, and it is revealed that the invaders from Mars all died from a microscopic disease.

Despite first appearing in hardback in 1898, the story is eerily reflective of current COVID pandemic circumstances. 

Tickets are $15, and you can call 573-882-PLAY (7529) or order online here. MU Theatre Rhynsburger box office hours are M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before curtain. The box office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily.

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