This Evil Thing – The Inspiring Story of Britain’s WW1 Conscientious Objectors at St. Stephen’s Church

7:00 pm

April 21, 2018

Join us for a one-man performance and discussion of This Evil Thing, the compelling and inspiring story of Britain's WW1 conscientious objectors.

Join William Penn House staff and the Center on Conscience and War for a one-man performance and discussion of This Evil Thing, the compelling and inspiring story of Britain’s WW1 conscientious objectors. With military conscription still in force in many countries today, and prisoners of conscience still languishing in jails, the questions posed by This Evil Thing are as relevant and urgent as they were one hundred years ago.

Michael Mears – ‘The Fringe-First Award winning master of the one-man show’ (and William Penn House guest) – portrays a gallery of characters from pacifists to army generals, from Prime Ministers to world-famous mathematicians. This highly original piece of storytelling uses verbatim testimonies, a multi-layered sound landscape and vivid visual imagery.

The event will be held on April 21, 7:00 p.m., at St. Stephen & The Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC 20010.  Free of charge.  Donations welcome.  We hope you will join us for this incredible event!

 
 
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