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Congratulations on opening last night!
Sunday, January 18 – Preview 7:30 PM
Monday, January 19 – Preview 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 20 – Opening 7:30 PM
Wednesday, Janaury 21 – Matinée 1 PM, Evening show 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 22 – Evening show 7:30 PM
Friday, January 23 – Matinée 1 PM, Evening show 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 24 – Closing 2 PM
In its 2014-2015 season, Theatre@York explores the theme of violence; what is violence? And who defines it? In honor of the 100 year anniversary of World War I Theatre@York responds to this question with Joan Littlewood’s Oh What A Lovely War, directed by Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Directing student Autumn Smith and featuring the MFA Acting class. In Theatre@York’s adaptation Smith, inspired by the stories of her own family, takes an industrial look at war and places the play in a factory setting.
Joan Littlewood is praised as the “mother of modern theatre” and is the founder of the groundbreaking theatre company Theatre Workshop. She created politically charged works that explored issues of the working class. Through improvisation and research she and her collaborators created works that are simultaneously stimulating and entertaining. Oh What A Lovely War is her most famous and influential piece. It contrasts music hall songs with shocking statistics and images of the First World War to inform audiences of how horrible it really was.