“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” –Margaret Mead, anthropologist, 1901-1978
US Premiere: This Evil Thing—March 13, Akron
You are invited to the U.S. premiere of the play, THIS EVIL THING, at the Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, Pa. 17501 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
THIS EVIL THING tells the inspiring, compelling and rarely told story of the men who said no to WWI in England as well as those who supported them. THIS EVIL THING communicates conscientious objection in the historical context, highlights the need for continued advocacy for rights of conscience for all those who oppose war and affirms diplomacy in resolving international issues before rather than after war. The issues posed by THIS EVIL THING are as relevant and urgent today 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. At its 2016 world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe theatre, THIS EVIL THING received four-star reviews and acclaim from audiences and press alike.
A time for questions and answers will follow the performance. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken to offset this play’s U.S. tour costs with the balance of the proceedings going to its national sponsor, the Center on Conscience and War.
For more details see http://lancasteronline.com/features/together/world-war-i-conscientious-objectors-come-to-life-in-british/article_0337c79e-1e0c-11e8-9611-dbf2982c5341.html And you can check out the unique “flavor” of this play: