Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Play That Terrified a Nation.

This press release just in:

72 years ago, audiences were thrilled and horrified by a radio broadcast that took place Halloween night.  Aliens were invading!  No one was safe! 

The only thing was – it was all a creation of the brilliant Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre.  H.G. Welles’ War of the Worlds went down as the most infamous radio drama in history.

Now, South Florida audiences have the opportunity to relive this amazing broadcast – live on stage in Boca Raton.  War of the Worlds will be presented at 2 and 7 p.m. on October 31st the Count de Hoernle Theatre, home of the Caldwell Theatre Company.  Local favorite Gordon McConnell will direct a cast including Avi Hoffman, Dan Leonard and Laura Turnbull that will not only enact multiple roles, but also recreate the amazing sound effects utilizing authentic devices used in radio drama in the 1930’s. 

Another delightful aspect of the production is that all the locations will be transferred from New Jersey to Palm Beach County!  Thrill to aliens landing in a Delray Beach pineapple grove!  Listen in horror as the invasion marches down Clematis Street!  It’s the perfect entertainment for Halloween.  And best of all, the audience gets to be part of the action, with the actors and stage manager cueing you to provide the additional sound effects.

War of the Worlds is a presentation of AirPlayz, a company dedicated to the art of radio drama, produced by 2Watts Productions. Admission is $10, and reservations can made by calling 561-632-0517 or send an email to

For more information on AirPlayz, visit  For media inquiries, contact Caroline Breder-Watts at 561-543-8455 or

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