It was long distance shelling that got him. Joe had one fault, he was too careless, he stood up instead of keeping down in the trench, he stood up and a lump of shrapnel got him. Poor Joe. He moaned. I wanted to attend to him but I couldn’t. I just said that the stretcher bearers were coming, they’d take him away. He’d already gone over when they came. I never touched anything he had, you know, to remember him by, I let it all go with him. That was me pal gone and I was too full to speak to anybody after that. I never palled up with anybody else, not after you got that feeling.
- George Littlefair, Durham Light Infantry
Nicholas Ponting is honored to be representing these soldiers and this story alongside such a dedicated ensemble of actors. Nicholas recently made his San Antonio debut on this stage as Monsieur D’Arque in Disney's Beauty and The Beast.
Outside of San Antonio, he has been seen on stages regionally throughout the Pacific Northwest. He holds two degrees from Western Washington University, one in Music (Voice) and the other in Theatre (Scenic Design). Happy holidays!
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 runs Dec 2 - 18 in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater. Co-Directed by George Green and Bill Gundry, this show is a co-production with The Marcsmen and is proudly presented in partnership with Valero Energy.