War of the Worlds

“Curiouser and curiouser.”


Reader’s Theater Play Adaptation

In this version of H. G. Wells’ classic story, I experimented with two angles: 1) The terror-driven plot of the actual story and 2) the historical events that occurred in Concrete, Washington as the radio broadcast played in 1938. The characters in this version are fabricated but are loosely based on real-life listeners who may have been hysterical when they heard that aliens were actually attacking their humble town.

Published in READ, October 2009.