Midnight Radio Season 5, Episode 2: War of the Worlds

We're celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the original broadcast of the Mercury Theater's classic end-of-the-world radio play, War of the Worlds - with a Pittsburgh spin. 

War of the Worlds is a novel written by H. G. Wells and was adapted for radio and stage by Howard W. Koch.  Bricolage's performance by permission of Anne Koch.

It was broadcast on October 30, 1938 on CBS Radio, creating widespread panic among listeners, many of whom actually believed the US was under attack by Martian invaders. 

In signature Midnight Radio style, Bricolage performs the story live, complete with vintage sound effects, musical guests, commercial spoofs and more.

Multimedia Projections by Andrew J. Paul

Musical Guests: The Ortner-Roberts Duo

Click here to buy tickets to the October 30th special reception and LIVE BROADCAST on WESA!

Midnight Radio is a raucous live comedy series in the style of classic 1940s radio broadcasts, featuring suspenseful action thrillers, vintage sound effects, musical guests, fake breaking news, commercial spoofs, and more.

All shows start at 9pm; stop by at 8:30 for our Happy Half Hour before the show!

Click here to buy tickets to Episode Two!

Please note that tickets to the October 30th Live Broadcast and Special Reception are not available as part of a Midnight Radio subscription package.




Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:00pm
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 9:00pm
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:00pm
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:00pm
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:00pm
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 9:00pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 9:00pm