“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
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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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