The Noblesville Preservation Alliance will put on a performance of Orson Wells’ 1938 version of ‘War of the Worlds’ next Saturday at 7 p.m. at Preservation Hall, 1274 Logan St. in Noblesville.
Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the door. For ticket information visit NoblesvillePreservation.org
In October 1938, Orson Wells and the Mercury Theatre of the Air presented a program that would prove to be one of the most memorable events in broadcast history: The War of the Worlds. Despite being presented as a radio play, many people thought it was a real news broadcast and wide-spread panic ensued. The aftermath of the broadcast led Wells to issue an apology, but one thing was clear: radio had real power.
And now, you have an opportunity to journey back to 1938 and experience The War of the Worlds as so many did on that night. You’ll embark on this journey to the past on Oct. 8 from Preservation Hall, 1274 Logan Street in Noblesville. Seating is limited, as you might expect of a time machine, so be sure to reserve your spots today.