On Halloween night, 8-9 p.m., WKNC will rebroadcast our adaptation of the Mercury Theatre production of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. This performance was originally done live on the air Halloween night in 2009.
Damian Maddalena (aka: La Barba Rossa), host of WKNC’s Saturday morning 60s and 70s program, Mystery Roach, formed the Two Cabbage Radio Players in 2009 in order to present this science fiction classic. The Two Cabbage radio players adapted the original script, adding local flavor and some modern updates.
The Two Cabbage Radio players are made up of former and current WKNC staff, as well as members of the local community. Along with Damian Maddalena are WKNC staff members Alex Steinbaugh, Caitlin Cauley, Jacob Downey, Liz Cervantes, and Mike Gray, physics graduate student Dave Fallest, Magic Babies keyboardist Brandon Whitesell, AV Geek Skip Elsheimer, and Foley sounds by local musician Brian Donohoe.
The re-invasion will air at 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Celebrate Halloween with the sounds of the Triangle’s destruction, only on 88.1 FM or streaming online.