Oh, What a Lovely War!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Saturday, April 12
at 7:30 PM
Theater Building, Kelsey Theater
Jeanne Tangren Hatle


Oh What a Lovely War! is not a straight play, nor is it a revue, nor a musical comedy in the accepted sense of the term. Rather, it is a mixture of these elements, using song, dialogue, photographs, posters, slang, and even statistics to give us a portrait of World War One (The Great War) from the British perspective. A portrait, which in the theater comes alive as an unforgettable emotional experience. In this centenary year of the beginning of the war, we present this "musical entertainment" developed in 1962 by director Joan Littlewood and her London company. It opened 50 years ago on Broadway in 1964. It is part docu-drama and part Monty Python.

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