Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University

By: Dec. 15, 2014
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The 100th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary Christmas events in history will be celebrated with the world premiere of SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS, a new play by award-winning playwright Phil Paradis, at Northern Kentucky University, December 12-21.

SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS is inspired by a series of unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front during Christmas of 1914, in which British and German soldiers intermingled peacefully, exchanging gifts and singing Christmas carols. The celebration, which took place in No Man's Land between opposing trenches, came to be known as the Christmas Truce, or Weihnachtsfrieden or Trêve de Noël.

For more information, visit www.soldierschristmas.net.

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
British and German soldiers celebrate Christmas. Left to right: Jared Earland, Aaron Epstein, Matt Krieg, Michael Gettinger, Patrick McWillilams, Jack Manion, Jeffrey K. Miller. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
German soldiers sing Christmas carols. Left to right: Patrick McWilliams, Michael Gettinger, Jeffrey K. Miller. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
A British lieutenant (Carter Bratton) threatens to shoot a sergeant (Matt Krieg) for fraternizing with the enemy. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
A British officer reluctantly shakes hands with his German counterpart. Left to right: Carter Bratton and Robert Macke. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
A British soldier shares a family photo with a German. Left to right: Aaron Epstein and Jeffrey K. Miller. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
An English soldier (Jack Manion) reads a letter from his fiancee (Emily Mohler). (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)

Photo Flash: New Play SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS Premieres at Northern Kentucky University
Actress Blair Godshall plays Nell, a British nurse. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)



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