If All the Sky Were Paper: Based on Andrew Carroll's Collected Wartime Letters from Veterans
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Chapman University stages pieces choreographed by its Department of Dance students for its annual Spring Dance Concert at the Waltmar Theatre. Directed by faculty members Nancy Dickson-Lewis and Jennifer Backhaus -- founder of the award-winning contemporary dance company Backhausdance -- this diverse showcase includes pieces by all levels of students, reflecting their educational experience in the department. It's an exciting evening of new works from Chapman University's talented student choreographers. Learn More
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This is a unique theater experience that is more like an anthology than a play. The actors were excellent. It covers thoughts on war through personal written accounts from the American Revolution to Iraq. It is not a particularly political piece which keeps it honest because all types of opinions and feelings are covered in these letters. I would recommend it to anyone. It's about 1-1/2 hours long. The very sparse set is complimented by interesting full screen backdrops that change throughout the performance. The theater is a nice intimate size. Bravo to Chapman's theater department for taking on this world premier.
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The Department of Theatre presents the world premiere of If All the Sky Were Paper, based on Andrew Carroll’s bestselling books and featuring selections from 85,000 never-before-seen letters of war, covering the full spectrum of emotions and experiences, from the humorous and profound to the dramatic and inspiring. The play is ultimately a tribute to the immeasurable sacrifices made by America’s veterans and an unforgettable reminder of war’s impact on both those who fight and their loved ones on the home front. The play is directed by John Benitz.