The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script

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, November 11, 2022 and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2022 with 3 performances.

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 details the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover.

Performances are:

Friday, November 11th at 8pm

Saturday, November 12th at 8pm

Sunday, November 13th at 2pm

Tickets must be purchased in advance at

Tickets are priced at only $15 each for General Admission. Purchase tickets at For further information, please call 301-617-9906, visit the website at or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.