TICKETS Nov. 25-Dec. 4, 2022 – Bury the Dead (1936) is an expressionist and anti-war drama by the American playwright Irwin Shaw. It chronicles an uprising of the war dead who refuse to lie down and be buried. Each rise from a mass nameless grave to express his anguish, the futility of war, and his refusal to become part of the “glorious past”. First the Captain and the Generals tell them it is their duty to be buried, but they refuse. Even a Priest and a Rabbi try to convince them to no avail. Newspapers refuse to print the story in fear it will hurt the war effort. Finally, they bring in the women who have survived them, wives, sisters, and even mothers.
Each makes a case for continuing to walk the earth; the sheer beauty of life, unfulfilled dreams, and unfinished work.
Thursday 12/1 is Name-Your-Price-Night. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. *NO reservations needed & NO ticket needed* – just show up at the Carsen Theater for the show. Donations of any amount are accepted in lieu of purchasing a ticket.
For Season Tickets, please visit: www.TheUpstartCrow.org/Season-Tickets
Current Season Ticket Holders, please make your reservation at: www.TheUpstartCrow.org/Reservations.
Talkback: Saturday 12/3/22. Stay in the Carsen Theater after the show for an informal conversation with the cast and director.
Warning: Bury the Dead is a play set in wartime and some may find the sounds and imagery to be disturbing. The props used to represent guns are not actual weapons, and cannot be fired. Any sounds of bullets or artillery are recorded sound effects. They may be loud and unexpected.