Slaughterhouse-Five or: The Children's Crusade

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Opened Jan 22, 2008
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Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic, adapted by the Tony-nominated and Oscar-winning Eric Simonson, Slaughterhouse-Five or: The Children's Crusade introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes "unstuck in time" after he is abducted by aliens. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden. With this significant event as the climax of this satirical and horrifying anti-war story, Slaughterhouse-Five carries a unique poignancy--and humor. A best-seller when released in 1969, the novel brought Vonnegut to prominence as a major voice in American fiction.

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