Reading for WWI Commemoration Event - From Flanders Fields
Monday, August 4 | 7:00 PM at the Irene Diamond Stage
FROM FLANDERS FIELDS
The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
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A compilation of dramatic readings from texts related to the First World War (1914~1918), commemorating its 100 year anniversary, read by military veterans and actors from stage and screen.
Through a wide range of voices — some familiar, some forgotten, and some quite surprising — the piece not only tells the story of “The Great War”, but reveals how its political and cultural impacts continue to ripple through our world today.
Directed by actor Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Moneyball, The Time Traveler's Wife)
Remarks by Phil Klay, author of Redeployment
Featuring the words of C.S. Lewis, Rudyard Kipling, Alan Seeger, Joyce Kilmer, Ho Chi Minh, T.E. Lawrence, Erich Maria Remarque, Guilliame Apollinaire, Victor Hugo, Edith Wharton and others
With performances by Matt Burda, Michael Castelblanco, Marco Reininger, Ed Walsh, Caleb Wells, Neath Williams and others to be announced
Proceeds benefit ARTS IN THE ARMED FORCES (AITAF)