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THIS EVIL THING
March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmDONATION
THIS EVIL THING is the compelling, inspiring and rarely told story of the men who said no to WWI in England as well as those who supported them. The play’s U.S. premier will be on March 13, 2018 at the Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, Pa. 17501 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
With military conscription still in force in many countries today and prisoners of conscience still languishing in jails, the questions posed by THIS EVIL THING are as relevant and urgent as they were one hundred years ago.
Michael Mears, the “award-winning master of the one-man show” (The List), portrays a gallery of characters from conscientious objectors to army generals, from Prime Ministers to world-famous mathematicians, with breath-taking physical and vocal dexterity, in a highly original piece of storytelling. At its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 it received four-star reviews and acclaim from audiences and press alike:
‘A moving and dynamic retelling of a hidden story’ (The List)
‘An inspirational and disturbing work’ – (Festmag)
‘Magnificent storytelling’ – Amnesty International
A time for questions and answers will follow the performance. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken to offset the expenses of this play’s U.S. tour sponsored by the Center on Conscience and War.