Fall 2015 Theatre Arts Fall Mainstage Production
Directed by Dr. James F. Schlatter
The Theatre Arts Program’s fall production, Bury the Dead, written by Irwin Shaw in 1936, is set, as he states in the script, “in the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night.” The scene is an unnamed battlefield somewhere in the world that also serves as the gravesite for six dead American soldiers. About to be interred, the six young soldiers stand up in their shared grave and plead not to be buried. This crisis is the focus of Shaw’s harrowing and deeply moving and provocative play, directed by Theatre Arts faculty member, Dr. James F. Schlatter, Can a war ever end if the dead won’t be buried? The play will be performed by an ensemble company and all member of the Penn community are welcome to audition. No experience necessary. Student veterans are especially welcome to audition, as well as students interested in studying the literature and history of war, or its representation in art, theatre, and cinema. Participation in the production earns academic credit.
View the recorded production of Bury the Dead here. (pennkey login required).
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