The War of the Worlds

Laurel Mill Playhouse, located at 508 Main Street in historic Laurel, MD., is proud to present The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script by Howard E. Koch based on the novel by H. G. Wells presented by special arrangement with Playscripts. Directed by Larry Simmons and produced by Maureen Rogers, this radio play opens Friday, January 28, 2022 and runs through Friday, February 4, 2022 with 6 perfoartsrmances.

Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover.

Due to the severity of the weather situation, we are canceling War of the Worlds performances for:

  • Friday, January 28th at 8pm
  • Saturday, January 29th at 2pm
  • Saturday, January 29th at 8pm

However! Tickets are still available for:

  • Sunday, January 30th at 2pm
  • Sunday, January 30th at 5pm
  • Friday, February 4th at 8pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557

Tickets must be purchased in advance at No walk ins. If you are part of a group, please have one member of your party purchase tickets for the whole group so that we may sit you together.

Patrons must bring photo identification and proof of full vaccination by having their vaccination card with them or on their cell phone. Masks must be worn when in the building. We ask that if you have friends and family in the cast that you greet them outside after the show.

Tickets are priced at only $10 each for everyone as part of our Welcome Back

Special. Purchase tickets at For further information, please call 301-617-9906, visit the web site at or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.