The Soldiers Who Wanted to Kill Death 2013 Wine Country Ragtime Festival
is a one-act opera by Sonoma resident John Partridge. It will be performed in the historic Rotary Stage Andrews Hall in the Sonoma Community Theater at 7 PM September 8, 9 ,10 and 11 (Sunday through Wednesday) 2013. This production is presented as part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance Sonoma Nights 2013.
Starring Robbie Dornaus
Theodore C. Smith
Tickets @ www.svbo.org
The opera takes place during the Allied invasion of France in World War II. Three U.S. soldiers have become separated from their unit during a huge battle. They take refuge in an abandoned farmhouse and discover a cache of hidden wine. The soldiers proceed to get drunk and to complain about their lot as soldiers. Finally, in a moment of drunken inspiration, they resolve to kill Death himself – thereby ending the war. They challenge Death to fight them - but the challenge is answered in a way that they do not expect.