Veteran Cast Directed By Jacqueline Lucid

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island

Updated 4 weeks ago David Stone
Actors appear in Pierrot costumes instead of uniforms to emphasis the anti-war theme.
Actors appear in Pierrot costumes instead of uniforms to emphasis the anti-war theme.

In what may be Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance's most ambitious effort yet, Director Jacqueline Lucid leads the Adult Musical Theatre in four performances, beginning Friday night at 8:00, in Oh, What a Lovely War! at the Howe Theatre, Roosevelt Island Cultural Center.

All images by Irina Hage/Irina Island Images, courtesy Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance.

Nearly 17,000,000, including roughly 7,000,000 civilians, died in the First World War, a conflict undertaken with little just cause that resolved next to nothing. Its flawed armistice is generally credited with setting the stage for the even deadlier World War II.

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island

 

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island

In 1963, Joan Littlewood and her ensemble at the Theatre Workshop developed Oh, What a Lovely War! as a satire based on World War I, but intended to implicate all wars. Its immense popularity has led to countless stagings, including a revival at Stratford in 2014.

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island

 

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island

For her Howe Theatre production, Lucid is supported by an experienced team of performers who've previously graced productions at MST&DA.

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island

Reserve general admission tickets now for performances, this weekend only, by clicking here.

Friday, March 29th, "Oh, What A Lovely War!" Stirs Roosevelt Island
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