Raconteur Radio will come to Jefferson Township to perform a live presentation of the original 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. It is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 5510.
Before television there was radio entertainment. Raconteur Radio brings the thrilling days of the golden age of radio back to life.
Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences. Their productions are staged around art deco and feature theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects.
War of the Worlds is set in Grover Mills, NJ. The play is a loose adaptation of the H. G. Wells classic. The simulated “news bulletins” of the original broadcast suggested to many contemporaneous listeners that an actual alien invasion was currently in progress and, as a result, there were instances of panicked evacuations throughout the US, especially in New Jersey.
St Thomas the Apostle Church Hall is located at 5635 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ. Tickets are $15 per person and are now available.
For Tickets call Fred at 973-697-5998 or Mike at 908-208-5190.