Tonight, a Nebraska theater group is recreating Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast on its 70th Anniversary. This performance will be streamed lived tonight at 7PM Central Time on www.nebraska.tv.
The Grand Theatre in downtown Grand Island is hosting a special recreation of the 1930’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast. The broadcast was originally produced by Orson Welles and was broadcast as a fictional invasion of the earth by Martians. It was so well done that many people across the country mistook it for an actual live news event and believed that Martians were invading.