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Lawrence theatre arts professor Tim Troy will be the guest on this Sunday’s (Oct. 27) broadcast of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “University of the Air.”

Troy joins hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach at 4 p.m. for an hour-long discussion of one of broadcasting’s greatest hoaxes, Orson Welles’ broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the famous Oct. 30, 1938 Mercury Theatre airing of an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel “The War of the Worlds.”

Norman Gilliland will come to Lawrence on Monday, Oct. 28 for a live broadcast of his show “The Midday” from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Harper Hall in the Music-Drama Center. The public is invited to attend, admission is free.

The broadcast will feature three musical performances by Lawrence students:

• Jonathan Fagan, jazz and classical piano

• The Quartet Masque —Andrea Johnson and Sophie Yang, violin; Kyle Stalsberg, viola and Mariatonia Longhi, cello

• The bluegrass quartet Involuntary String Band — Martha McDonnell, fiddle, Davey Harrison, mandolin, Ilan Blanck, guitar and Nick Allen, bass.

The program also will be taped by Wisconsin Public Television for a future broadcast.


Theatre Arts