Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an “eyewitness report” of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic. Originally directed by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre of the Air, The War of the Worlds is an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel of the same name.
War of the Worlds is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
John de Lancie as Talk Show Host
Meagen Fay as Bag Lady/Multiple Characters
Jerry Hardin as Wilmuth/Multiple Characters
Gates McFadden as Phillips/Multiple Characters
Leonard Nimoy as Pierson/Multiple Characters
Daryl Schultz as Announcer/Multiple Characters
Admin Shimerman as Announcer/Multiple Characters
Brent Spiner as Stranger/Multiple Characters
Tom Virtue as Captain/Multiple Characters
Wil Wheaton as Commander/Multiple Characters
Includes an exclusive Q&A session with Leonard Nimoy.
War of the Worlds is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
DURATION: About a 1 hour performance.