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Oak Ridge. Raconteur Radio to perform live interpretation of "The War of the Worlds" on Sept. 14.

| 02 Aug 2019 | 03:58

    Sounds outlandish but on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m., the Knights of Columbus Council 5510 will present Raconteur Radio’s live presentation of 1938’s Orson Welles radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds”.

    Before television there was radio entertainment. The Raconteur Radio brings the Thrilling Days of the Golden Age of Radio back to life.

    Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences. Their productions are staged around art deco and feature theatrical lighting, period costumes, vintage commercials, Golden Age radio equipment, and extensive sound effects.

    “The War of the Worlds” is set in Grover Mills. 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 evacuations throughout the U.S., especially in New Jersey.

    This show will bring back memories of a time forgotten and is also an education experience for the young.

    The show will be performed on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at St Thomas the Apostle Church Hall at 5635 Berkshire Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ. Tickets are $15 per person and are now available.
    For Tickets call: Fred: 973-697-5998 or Mike 1-908-208-5190