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See "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Play on Bannerman's Island on Sept. 16th!

We know you’ve heard tell of the historic “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast by Orson Welles, and the sheer terror that ensued for real after it aired! The Bannerman Castle Trust presents three events this weekend, and the main event is the amazing “War of the Worlds” LIVE! – yes, the original 1938 Radio Broadcast, adapted by John Landry and performed by the Theatre on the Road on Saturday, September 16th at 5 pm right out on Bannerman’s Island, located on the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring.  

In “War of the Worlds”, the plot of the classic sci-fi novel is that an alien invasion throws humanity into chaos. All it took to cause real-life panic in the street was Orsen Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation, fake news which listeners took for real news! Your evening includes the full original broadcast; complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio play is a thrilling homage to the form’s golden age. Actor John Adair gives a brilliant performance as Orson Welles! 

You’ll enjoy a guided island tour and a very unique theatre experience, while enjoying the islands pristine beauty and spectacular Catskill Mountain views.  The island’s new visitor center and museum will also be open in the original Bannerman Family residence!

The Bannerman’s Island tour boat, the Estuary Steward brings attendees to the Island from the Beacon Institute Dock at the Beacon Waterfront (directly across from the Beacon train station) at 3:15pm and 4:15pm. Your $65 fee includes the boat trip to & from Bannerman’s Island, a tour of the island and the “War of the Worlds” performance. Group rates are available for 10 people or more at $10 off the ticket price. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online at www.Bannermancastle.org. Reservations can be made by calling  855-256-4007. 

On Friday, September 15th Story Screen presents the horror movie classic “BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN”. Bring a flash light - and your crucifixes! $40 includes the boat cruise to and from Bannerman’s, island tour and movie screening. Get ready for the haunting season, starting this Friday!

On Sunday, September 17th, Bannerman Island Third Sunday Self-Guided Tours continue with Live Music, a mini concert by one of New York’s talented musicians: Singer, Songwriter, & Guitarist Diane Diachisin. Every third Sunday through October, enjoy the mystery of Bannerman Island on this special self-guided tour sponsored by Mark and Sue Adams and The Piccone Group Companies.  Don’t miss Singer/Songwriter Rich Kelly Sunday, October 15th.

Bannerman Castle Trust historians will be on hand to answer questions about the island. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on your self-guided tour.  Tickets are $35 and $30 per child.  

For information on this event and other Bannerman Castle programs call BCT’s Executive Director, Neil Caplan, at 845-831-6346.  

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