Mercury Theatre On the Air
2 hours on 2 Compact Discs)
Orson Welles and his Mercury Players in two
classic radio dramas exactly as broadcast
WAR OF THE WORLDS (10-30-38)
The most famous radio broadcast of all-time. Orson Welles’ production of the H.G. Wells story of a Martian invasion, treated by the Mercury Players as a dramatization of unfolding news events. The program caused widespread panic throughout the United States.
First program in the Mercury Theatre series. A classic radio version of the vampire story by Bram Stoker.