August 20, 2019
1980 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
War of the Worlds, presented by Raconteur Radio
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Get ready for an out of this world performance this summer at Union Public Library! Raconteur Radio will be performing a live theatrical radio performance of War of the Worlds at the library. An evening that promises to be brimming with thrills and chills, the show is family friendly and will feature period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and dramatic sound effects. 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 evacuation throughout the US, especially in New Jersey!