War of the Worlds 85th Anniversary Listening Party

October 27, 2023 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WAMU Black Box Theater and Community Room
4401 Connecticut Ave NW
DC 20008.

The Big Broadcast Presents: War of the Worlds 85th Anniversary Listening Party 


What: WAMU and The Big Broadcast are hosting an in-person listening party of Orson Welles’s acclaimed “War of the Worlds” production with The Mercury Theater of the Air, to mark the 85th anniversary of the original 1938 broadcast. We are inviting fans and their families to cozy up by Ed Walker’s restored 1932 RCA radio to hear Welles’s thrilling masterpiece, the way it was meant to be heard. This exclusive event promises to be a wonderful evening for the entire family – and kicks off an upcoming series of fun family events at the WAMU studios.

Who: Tony Award winner Murray Horwitz, host of The Big Broadcast, will be emceeing this event. Prior to the listening party, Murray will be holding a meet and greet for a small group of WAMU listeners.

Why: With the Halloween season approaching, what more perfect time to host a listening party of “War of the Worlds”? If you’re looking for something to do to kick off the Halloween weekend for you and your kids, look no further!

Who should attend: 
This event is designed specifically for the whole family. The event will also feature Halloween themes activities for all ages.

When: Listen to this terrifying classic – no screens, just screams on Friday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: WAMU Black Box Theater and Community Room; 4401 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. Street parking is available. Metro accessible via the Red Line (Van Ness).


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