Once more, the Atlanta Bi-Union Players proudly present Old-Time Radio show recreations with more than 40 performers donating their voices and talents to help benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We're calling it "75 Years Ago on Radio…" and it’s a real coup that for our 10th, we are staging the original Howard Koch/Orson Welles version of "The War of the Worlds”. 2013 marks the 75th Anniversary of the infamous broadcast from October 30, 1938 and we are honored to have this opportunity. What a sensation it created! It was a riveting moment in the annals of radio history and showed the incredible power of persuasion that the medium had in pre-WWII America.
Also on the bill will be segments from the program that was the Mercury Theater's biggest competition on that October evening, The Chase and Sanborn Hour, with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, his dummy Charlie McCarthy, Don Ameche, and Judy Canova. Plus poet/playwright Archibald MacLeish's "The Fall of the City", the first verse play written specifically for radio and featured on The Columbia Workshop in 1937.