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“The Christmas Truce”

The Christmas Truce, an original piece written by Ball State University playwriting professor Tom Horan, will be presented live on the Sursa Performance Hall stage on Friday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m.

The radio drama, which will be broadcast live on IPR, will be directed by Jennifer Blackmer, professor of theatre and associate provost for entrepreneurial learning at Ball State. Blackmer has directed several IPR Radio Dramas, including Gift of the Magi and A Christmas Carol.

Horan is the playwright-in-residence at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. His new radio drama, The Christmas Truce, will tell the story of a ceasefire on Christmas Day during World War I.

Attendees should arrive and be seated by 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. live performance, and will be treated to a pre-program presentation by sound designer and veteran Foley artist Vanessa Theme Ament.

Michael Elliott, assistant professor of Musical Theatre and Dance at Ball State is the musical director. Music will be performed by Ball State University students.

“The Christmas Truce” will be simulcast on Indiana Public Radio’s five stations; online at indianapublicradio.org and on the IPR Smartphone App.

TICKETS: $10 adult, $5 youth/student

  • Visit Emens Auditorium ticket office
    Regular Box office hours
    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday & two hours before each performance
  • Phone: 765-285-1539 or toll free (877) 99-EMENS
    On the day of an On Sale, phone orders will not be taken at the Emens box office until after 12:00 p.m. to accommodate the walk-up line. To order by phone through Ticketmaster, call 800-745-3000.

Cast List

Narrator – COURTNEY MARTIN

Radio Announcer – REAGAN PENDER

Millie – MICHELLE KINSEY

Tillie – KIRSTEN NOVOTNY

John Jr – ELEANOR BLACKMER

Anne – LUCY BLACKMER

Betty – ALYSA FIELDS

Edith – LaREA SLATER

Edward – NICK FATOUT

Isaac – MICHAEL KLEEBERG

British General – BOB GREEN

British – LAYKE FOWLER, JOSEPH NELSON, REAGAN PENDER, COURTNEY MARTIN

Ernst – SCOTT MCFADDEN

Hans – GABE FORD-DUNKER

German General – STAN SOLLARS

Germans – LAYKE FOWLER, JOSEPH NELSON, REAGAN PENDER, COURTNEY MARTIN

 

“The Christmas Truce” is presented by

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Major support is provided by Yorktown Public Library

Additional support comes from
Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance, Mark’s Service Center and Nicholson Family Dental