Theatre in the Dark’s second production will be an original audio drama adaptation of H.G. Wells’ THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, performed live online.
The new script, A WAR OF THE WORLDS, was written by company founders Corey Bradberry and Mack Gordon. While it follows the contours of Wells’ story of a Martian invasion, it moves the action to present-day Chicago. The audio drama will be performed live online from October 15 to November 21.
Bradberry says, “Before the COVID restrictions prohibiting large group gatherings, we had planned A WAR OF THE WORLDS to be performed in a completely dark theatre space. Fortunately, our company aesthetic of audio-only drama lent itself to the medium of Zoom-enabled performance and we began to plan for an online presentation, with actors and Foley artists performing from their home studios. A WAR OF THE WORLDS will be a virtual audio drama for audiences to enjoy in their own home as people did in the golden age of radio. Relax and settle into a dark space with wine and food before submitting to the horrifying thought of an invasion from another planet.”
Tickets go on sale September 1st at theatreinthedark.com/tickets