Know Before You GoVerdant Productions & Pemberley Productions PresentPrivate Peacefulby Michael MorpurgoDirected and Adapted for Stage by Simon ReadePresented in partnership with The Harry Ransom Center, Texas Theatre and Dance, and KLRU-TVTo commemorate the 100- year anniversary of the conclusion of World War I, Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in the conflict.Following the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo's best-selling book, film, and stage play, War Horse, Simon Reade adapted this stage version of Morpurgo's award-winning book, Private Peaceful.This riveting one-man play relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line. Don't miss this moving, funny, and heart-breaking play.Heart-warming, as well as wrenching. A timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those invoiced in the conflict.- Edinburgh Evening NewsArticlesThe Week Ahead - THEATER: Only One Soldier Marches Onstage - The New York TimesFun Facts:Private Peaceful is based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, who also wrote War Horse and over 100 books for children.Michael Morpurgo was an acquaintance of the poet, Ted Hughes. It was the two of them who came up with the idea of the 'Children's Laureate,' and honor which Morpurgo himself received.2018 marks 100 years since the conclusion of the First World War.Director and adapter Simon Reade's adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland won the TMA Award for Best Show for Young People.Simon Reade wrote the screenplay and was a producer on the British film, Journey's End starring Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, and Sam Claflin.In 2016, Simon Reade directed a ground-breaking Iraqi tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Arabic and Kurdish.