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“War of the Worlds” recreated by UW-L theatre

Brad Williams

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Most live theatre around the area has been shut down because of COVID-19, but the theatre department at UW-L has managed to put together a show to celebrate Halloween. 

The play is recorded, and is being livestreamed for this weekend and next through the university webpage. 

Director Greg Parmeter says ‘The Panic Broadcast’ portrays a fictional 1940’s revival of the classic Orson Welles ‘War of the Worlds’ radio show from 1938.

It’s not a live stage production, because of COVID-19 restrictions, but it has been filmed for livestreaming.    

Tickets for the livestream showings are priced between $6 and $18 dollars. 

Streaming showings will be this weekend through Sunday, and again from October 29th through November 1st, with a link at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.