Carolina Performing Arts presents "Hotel Modern & Arthur Sauer - The Great War"

  • Memorial Hall 113 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States

HOTEL MODERN AND ARTHUR SAUER - THE GREAT WAR // APR 11 at 8:00pm & APR 12, 2015 at 7:30pm

“An astonishingly inventive and unbearably touching production.” – BBC Radio

Trenches

Trenches

1914-1918. Millions of soldiers wrote letters to their loved ones from the trenches. Millions died in the fire and mud. Millions came home with stories that could not be told or heard. In this startlingly original live animation performance, Dutch theater ensemble Hotel Modern and composer Arthur Sauer delve into the brutal trench warfare of World War I to address the timeless horrors of combat. Performers roam staggeringly convincing miniature worlds created from household paraphernalia, armed with tiny video cameras and projecting scenes onto a giant movie screen as World War I testimonies and soldiers’ letters are read aloud, capturing the heartbreaking realities of war.