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'SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS’ Adds Two Extra Performances at Northern Kentucky University
Audience responses have been so enthusiastic that two performances have been added.
By: Actors and Playwrights Collaborative
The play, by Northern Kentucky-based playwright Philip Paradis, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas Truce, in which British and German troops stopped fighting along the Western Front, and celebrated the holiday, together.
Remaining performances of SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS will take place on December 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $18 for students. For more information, visit www.Cincyticket.com or call 1-888-428-7311. More information about the play is available at www.soldierschristmas.net.
A production of the Actors & Playwrights Collaborative and New Edgecliff Theatre in Cincinnati, SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS is directed by Robert Allen. The cast includes Carter Bratton, Jared Earland, Aaron Epstein, Michael Gettinger, Alexa Glaser, Blair Godshall, Matt Krieg, Robert Macke, Jack Manion, Patrick McWilliams, Jeffrey K. Miller, Emily Mohler, Torie Pate, and Quinn Stiefbold.
“I first heard about the Christmas Truce from one of my uncles, when I was a boy,” said Paradis, who began researching the subject more than 10 years ago. “It was an incredible story that stayed with me. These soldiers were sworn enemies, but they stopped killing each other long enough to celebrate Christmas.”
“In the midst of war, British and German soldiers realized that they had much in common, despite their differences,”
SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS was a finalist in the Kentucky Theatre Association Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Contest. He received a 2014 Kentucky New Play Series Award for his play SUNNY SIDE and his play Footprints of the Polar Bear took top honors in New Edgecliff Theatre's Cincinnati Director's Competition. Of the dozens of plays he's written, Paradis considers SOLDIER’S CHRISTMAS his most important work.