National Trust for Historic Preservation

Theatre & Conversation: In Flanders Fields

When:
April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017-04-26T19:00:00-04:00
2017-04-26T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St NW
Washington, DC 20008
USA

Marking the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War I, Woodrow Wilson House and the Alliance for New Music Theatre present In Flanders Fields, an exploration of poetry and music of the Great War told through the experiences and correspondence of the Chapman family, whose son Victor enlisted in the French Foreign Legion in 1914.

In addition to two settings of John McRae’s poem “In Flanders Fields,” the evening includes the poetry of William Butler Yeats, Siegfried Sassoon, Edith Wharton, Alan Seeger, and Wilfred Owen, and the music of Charles Ives, George Butterworth, George M. Cohan, and Stephen Chatman, among others.

The Chapmans are portrayed by Laura Lewis, Meghan McCall, Ari Jacobson, and John Boulanger, with Douglas Bowles playing the historic Steinway piano belonging to Woodrow Wilson’s daughter Margaret.

In Flanders Fields is part of  Theatre and Conversation, a year-long inaugural series of lively cultural evenings in the Dupont-Kalorama neighborhood.

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