100 Years Ago–World War I, “the War to End All Wars”!
“This is a timely parable of war and peace dramatizing the choices we all face,” says award-winning actor and director Robert Allen. “SOLDIER’S shows the impact of World War I on the lives of front-line soldiers and their families on the home-front. With plenty of heart, humor, and gravitas, it’s a wonderful alternative holiday play for modern audiences–a new Christmas classic!”
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Two acts. One hour and forty-five minutes. Act 1: one hour. Act 2: 45 minutes.
Original cast: 9 Males. 5 Females.
Costumes available to rent. Original sound & music available. DVD available for purchase $25.
SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS is an epic tale of war and peace set in No-man’s-land in late December of 1914, dramatizing the Great War’s effects on front-line soldiers as well as on their families at home. This original play with song presents the personal stories of disenchanted, battle-weary British and German soldiers who throw down their rifles, leave the mud of the trenches, and join hands in one of history’s most astonishing Christmas celebrations.
Soldier’s Christmas celebrated The Christmas Truce of 1914 in eight performances December 12 – 21, 2014 at Northern Kentucky University’s Corbett Theatre, on the 100th Anniversary of The Christmas Truce.
Produced by Actors & Playwrights Collaborative with New Edgecliff Theatre, SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS is part of Cincinnati Remembers World War I, a year-long community arts celebration of the Great War’s centenary sponsored by Cincinnati Opera, and part of the Imperial War Museum’s (U.K.) global series of events honoring the centenary of the First World War.
To Our Patrons,
Please be aware that this play utilizes flashing lights and recordings of weapons firing, and stylized hand-to-hand combat to dramatize a World War I battle. Although these scenes are comparatively brief, persons sensitive to such stimuli should be advised.