Soldier's Christmas

Actors & Playwrights Initiative with New Edgecliff Theatre present the world premiere of Phil ParadisSoldier’s Christmas, a stage production of the WWI night known as The Christmas Truce when enemy soldiers laid down their weapons and celebrated the holiday together. The show’s director, Bob Allen, previews this production, happening at NKU’s Corbett Theatre, with our Jim Stump.

  Christmas, 1914 on the Western Front during World War I. Soldiers on both sides, barley surviving in amazingly harsh conditions, up to their knees in mud and water, enduring the disease and slaughter that was trench warfare. But spontaneously, in several places along the front lines, soldiers on both sides begin singing Christmas songs, then cautiously climb out of their trenches to meet in no-man'’s land, to exchange good wishes, cigarettes and other small gifts, declaring an unofficial break from the horrors of battle.