Piece Comment

Review of Mark Twain's The War Prayer

I put inspiring, but for not-the-usual-reasons. I'm personally inspired by the production of it. And, though I'm not 100% anti-war, I do have some doubts, and bringing this up now, 100 years later, seems appropriate.

I thought the voice acting was excellent. The sound effects sometimes grabbed me the wrong way. The firecrackers didn't sound like firecrackers, but I know they really were. They are tough to portray. There were a few others, too, that maybe detracted more than enhanced. But, the "lunatic" at the end was captivating, and the whole piece together worked very well. It's timely, too, folks, and could generate pro and con listener reaction.