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Drama Club: “The War of the Worlds”

The Drama Club at Haddonfield Memorial High School will present “The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script” on Thursday, October 29, Friday 30, and Saturday 31.

Written by Howard Koch and originally directed by Orson Welles, “The War of the Worlds” is the dramatic tale of an invasion of Earth by extraterrestrials from Mars.

In its filmed recreation of this infamous radio play, the Drama Club will take viewers inside the studio of New York’s Mercury Theatre on the night of the original broadcast, October 30, 1938.

“When faced with the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we had two options: either cancel the fall production altogether or get creative and find a new way to give our students opportunities in the arts,” said director Matt DiDonato.

“This is totally different from anything we have done before, and the students really rose to the occasion.”

Tune in Halloween weekend to find out why “The War of the Worlds” has gone down in history as the broadcast that panicked the nation.

The production is available for streaming online on October 29, 30, and 31. For instructions on how to access the production, go HERE.