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Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre presents "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast"

  • Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre 333 4th Street South Fargo, North Dakota 58103 USA (map)
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Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) presents War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast on October 25-27 at 7:30pm and October 28 at 2pm at The Stage at Island Park.

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. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE PANIC BROADCAST 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 a timely reminder of what fear can do to a society 

80 years ago on October 30, 1938, Orson Welles’ original infamous radio drama was broadcasted across the country, bringing terror into homes. Join us for a live performance of this rousing classic adaptation just as an in-studio audience would have all those years ago.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE PANIC BROADCAST is directed by Steve Stark, most notable in the FM region as an editorial cartoonist and columnist at the Forum. The production features a variety of talented cast members who will cause patrons to experience all the chaos brought on by this faux Martian invasion.

Audio description will be available on October 27.  Assistive listening devices are available to patrons at the FMCT Box Office for all performances.
Tickets go on sale Monday, October 8. Become an FMCT Member for pre-sale ticket access two weeks before the general public.  For all ticketing and membership information, visit or call 701.235.6778.