John de Lancie will direct Howard Koch's infamous 1938 radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic "War of the Worlds," which is paired with a staged reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World," which de Lancie has adapted with Nat Segaloff.
The double-bill features Josh Clark, Jen Dede, Jerry Hardin, Peter McDonald, Tom Virtue and Kenneth Alan Williams.
Originally performed as a live radio broadcast in 1938 by Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre of the Air, "War of the Worlds" caused a public frenzy with its "eyewitness" report of an invasion from Mars set on the East Coast of the U.S.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's campy adventure "The Lost World" follows Professor Challenger and his four-man expedition from the jungles of South America into an unexpected discovery of a primeval plateau where dinosaurs and ape men exist.
The Brooklyn engagement of "War of the Worlds" and "The Lost World" is part of a 22-city national tour. The double-bill will play the Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, located at 2900 Campus Road. For tickets phone (718) 951-4500, or visit BrooklynCenter.