Friday, October 28, Friday 10/28, & Saturday 10/29 at 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m.
Prepared to be scared with this radio theatre performance of H. G. Wells’s classic The War of The Worlds! Watch as the Capital Classics performers and a sound-effects specialist put on a show made for radio right in front of your eyes.
The War of the Worlds tells the story of an invasion of Earth by inhabitants of Mars. It was famously done as a radio play for Halloween in 1938, when it caused widespread panic as many listeners thought the broadcast was relaying real events. The War of the Worlds was also been made into a films in the 1950s and again by Steven Spielberg in 2005.
To make a stronger connection to the mission of The Mark Twain House & Museum, Capital Classics member Geoff Sheehan has adapted the Twain short story “The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut” into a radio script, a performance of which will open the evening.
Capital Classics, a non-Equity professional theatre company, was founded in 1991 to enrich the cultural environment of Greater Hartford through the theatre arts. The organization is committed to providing classical entertainment that is affordable, accessible, and engaging; serving the community with cultural and educational programming; and providing job opportunities and training to Connecticut’s professional theatre artists.
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