War of the Worlds 2017

the archived performance

September 9, 2017 - December 1, 2017

Prologue: The Eve of the War

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0A: Internet Cafe

We meet Carrie and Penny and get to know a little bit about them.

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0B: Meet Anton

Penny and Anton get into a brief Twitter fight over politics and rocks on Mars.


BOOK ONE: THE COMING OF THE MARTIANS

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01: Falling Stars

Tall metal cylinders from somewhere else begin to arrive.

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02: The Storm

Hell breaks loose.


Book Two: The Rout of Civilization

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03: How Carrie Fell in With Max

In the fearful monotony of America's mass evacuation, Carrie makes a new friend.

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04: Under Foot

Carrie and Max have a harrowing encounter.


Book Three: The Martian Earth

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05: Sweet Acrid Air

The Earth is changing, and Anton isn't here.

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06: Expedition

The Franklin Building survivors make a decision.

 
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07: The Market

Carrie and Max need food.

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08: Specimen

The Lafayette expedition returns with their hands - and tarps - full.


Book Four: Under Their Shadow

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09: Responsibility

Penny's expertise puts her in a spot she has trouble accepting.

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10: Catskill Camp

While stopped at a tent camp in the Catskill Mountains, Carrie considers the state of the world.

 
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11: Where Anton Went

We learn where Anton has been the last three days.

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12: Driving Headlong

Carrie, Penny, and Anton all feel stuck, despite their best efforts.


Book Five: All Our Devices

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13: The Ruined House

Imprisoned by the crater of a Martian shipment cylinder, Anton and the Pastor reach a breaking point.

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14: Thunder Child

Humankind makes its last stand.

 
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15: Internet Cafe (Reprise)

Carrie and Penny imagine a life for themselves in this strange new world.

 

Book Six: The Massacre of Mankind

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16: November Harvest

The Martians settle in and begin putting humankind to use.

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17: Undisciplined Dreams

Carrie and Max have choices to make.

 
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18: The History of Blood

Something a little different.

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19: Resolution

Viewpoints are determined, choices are made. Arguments are put to bed.

 
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20: Suffering in Volumes

Reduced to an animal and a commodity along with the rest of the human race, Carrie scurries toward her fate.

 

Book Seven: Humblest Things

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21: This Gaunt Quiet

"Then suddenly a change, the passing of something — I knew not what — and then a stillness that could be felt. Nothing but this gaunt quiet."

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22: Dead Manhattan

November 18th, 2017. Ten days after the cylinders arrived. Nine since the first tripod. It's the end of the end of the world.


Epilogue: Wreckage

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2A: Together

Carrie's final thoughts.

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2B: Illness

Penny's final thoughts.

 
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2C: Histories

Anton's final thoughts.

 

Part two: Emily Ballard and the Planet of Dr. Moreau

 
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WotW2018

Carrie and Penny’s friend Emily seemingly perished during the Thunder Child battle. But is she really dead? If not, where has she been in the year since the invasion came to a close? And just who are the Martians really?