Bury the Dead
'Bury the Dead' will be performed at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood, Feb. 1-3
Feb. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood.
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 973-763-4029 or purchased through The Theater Project website, http://www.thetheaterproject.org
The time is the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night, and the military burial detail goes about its sad duties. A groan is heard from the newly dug graves. The dead soldiers rise up pleading to be allowed to rejoin the living. Word of their insurrection spreads rapidly. The generals, the news media, their families and their sweethearts plead with them to lie down and be buried, but these soldiers will not be so easily forgotten.
“Irwin Shaw’s 1936 social protest play against the brutality of war is unfortunately as relevant today as it was over 75 years ago,” says Theater Project artistic director Mark Spina. “We are working with Madelyn Hoffman of New Jersey Peace Action to set up panel discussions after each performance to stimulate dialogue in our community on this issue.”