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GCSC presents “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” live online

The Visual and Performing Arts Division, in partnership with Commodore Productions and WKGC FM at Gulf Coast State College, is proud to present “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” based on the classic Orson Welles radio broadcast from 1938. This production was adapted for the stage by Tom Landry. “An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds, but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles’ 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners mistook for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form’s golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.”

The cast of the production includes: Christopher Grover, Andrew Rowell, Jacob Lambert, Susannah Lloyd, Cassidy Cobb, Sarah Mathis, Drayce Sears, Jeff Floyd, Alex Seeley, Tyler Kent. Stage manager: Maggie Jones; Assistant State Manager: Julianna Everhart, Assistant Director/Voiceovers: Ian Bingham; Costumes/Make-up/Hair: Lauren Patterson. Directed by Assistant Professor Hank Rion.

  • All performances will be presented live online.
  • Evening performances: Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31 at 7:30 pm
  • Matinee performances: Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at 3:00 pm
  • WKGC 90.7FM and www.wkgc.org will also air the Nov. 1 matinee performance.
  • General admission: $10 plus a $3.95 service charge
  • Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased at www.gulfcoast.edu/arts
  • GCSC and FSU PC students, faculty and staff are entitled to a free ticket with a valid ID. To claim your free ticket promo code, contact Jason Hedden.

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