Millions of panic-stricken Americans clogged the roads, loaded guns and hid in cellars 66 years ago as news spread of a Martian invasion. Mass hysteria gripped parts of New Jersey and New York on Oct. 30, 1938 when Orson Welles broadcasted a radio drama of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” reset in the actual U.S. town of Grover’s Mill. While the same mass hysteria is not expected this Oct. 30, GhostLight Productions is hoping to scare scores of people with their live onstage recreation of the infamous radio play at Heard-Craig Hall.
October 28th, 2004