War of the Worlds

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Chagrin Falls, OH
Community Theatre

By: Howard E. Koch
Based on the novel by: H.G. Wells

April 16 - April 18, 2021

Show Description:

In 1938 Orson Welles and his team took to the CBS Radio airwaves with a performance of Howard E. Koch’s “The War of the Worlds” script, based on the H.G. Wells novel. It became a legendary broadcast for using a ‘faux newscast’ style that tricked some listeners into thinking aliens had actually invaded. It also secured Welles’ place as a master of theatre.

CVLT will be staging a radio-style reading of the original script, complete with ‘live sound effects’, on the River Street Playhouse stage.

Staff and Cast

Director: Theresa Benyo-Marzullo

Don Bernardo, Brian Diehl, Jim Marzullo, and Sally Suren


The video will be available at any time from midnight on Friday until midnight on Sunday.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories for this production.


This event is being sold and streamed via Broadway On Demand. Once you have created a login and purchased your admission, you will be able to pause, rewind, and rewatch the video as many times as you’d like between April 16 and 18 at midnight.