Fake News Abounds In WAR OF THE WORLDS The Panic Broadcast

Fake News Abounds In WAR OF THE WORLDS The Panic Broadcast

Lost and Found Productions is thrilled to present the second show of their third season - War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast. Performances will be July 27 through August 18 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door. All performances will be at The John Hand Theatre located at 7653 E. First Place in Denver. Tickets and more information available online at www.lostandfoundproductions.net.

About the show: An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds -- but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.

"This story has fascinated me since childhood and I couldn't be more excited to make it my directorial debut," offers Director Kevin Flomberg-Rollins. "We will bring to life the most infamous radio broadcast of all time featuring a small cast portraying dozens of different characters. This story is not just a gem of American History, it is a powerful example of the first forms of 'fake news.' 80 years ago out entire country was duped by a simple broadcast, but how far have we really come since then?"

War of the Worlds features the talents of: Seth Palmer Harris as Freddie Filmore, Eddie Schumacher as Harry Haywood, Dee Jimenez as Jake Laurents and Sadie Gracelynn Trigg as Lana Sherwood.

In addition, most of the sound fx for the production will feature live Foley work created on stage by the performers and designed by Brian Rollins.

Lost and Found Productions Presents:
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast
By Joe Landry
Directed by Kevin Flomberg-Rollins

At the John Hand Theatre

7653 E. 1st Place
Denver, CO 80230

July 27 - Aug 18

At 7:30 PM

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

www.lostandfoundproductions.net

Photos by Deb Flomberg-Rollins

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