Principal Casting Announced for NYC Run of In Fields Where They Lay

News   Principal Casting Announced for NYC Run of In Fields Where They Lay Principal casting has been announced for the limited engagement of In Fields Where They Lay, a play with music by Ricardo Pérez González, which will begin performances at the New Ohio Theatre Dec. 5.

Directed by Brad Raimondo, the production, which will continue through Dec. 27, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce.

The cast will be headed by Stephen James Anthony as Private Thomas Pfeiffer and Spencer Davis Milford as Private Theodore “Teddy” Jones with Nicholas Carter (Private Giles Andersen), Jeff Gonzales (Private Harold Dietrich), Zack Calhoon (Sergeant James Woodward), Joe Kolbow (Lieutenant Reginald Jeffries) and Equiano Mosieri (Philip Osbourne).

Director Raimondo said in a statement, “In Fields Where They Lay has always been a very tricky play to cast because it's an epic story told on a very human scale. So we need an ensemble that can bring the intimacy and immediacy, while capturing a sense of the period and the grandeur of this incredible moment in time. That's why I'm so pleased that we've assembled a cast with so much Shakespearean experience… Because although this play is very contemporary, it also asks a lot of the same things of an actor that Shakespeare does.”

The Christmas Truce, according to press notes, "began with a spontaneous outbreak of Christmas Carols across 'No Man’s Land,' five months into the War to End All Wars, on Christmas Eve 1914. Playwright Ricardo Pérez González has beautifully captured this singular moment in time, when the sounds of war were silenced."

For tickets visit www.dreamscapetheatre.org. The New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher St.

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