‘War of the Worlds’ Invades Cheyenne for Halloween
“Sunday evening in 1938 was prime-time in the golden age of radio, and millions of Americans had their radios turned on.”
What many of listeners heard was that an invasion of Earth by Martians was underway, after a large meteor had crashed near Grovers Mills New Jersey. “News bulletins” broke into programming with reports of more landings with Martian creatures unleashing death rays and poisonous gas upon the local populace.
It was documented to have caused mass panic in real life but others said the radio play did not have that big of an audience. But this Halloween broadcast radio drama “War Of The Worlds,” became legendary and now is coming to Cheyenne Little Theater Playhouse.