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THE WAR PRAYER

Outraged by American military intervention in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, Mark Twain wrote “The War Prayer” in 1905. Harper’s Bazaar rejected the piece, as did Twain’s own publisher. His family and friends feared it was “sacrilegious,” and Twain believes, “I don’t think the prayer will be published in my time. None but the dead are permitted to tell the truth.” Thirteen years after Twain’s death in 1923, “The War Prayer” was published.

 

Starring Jeremy Sisto. Musical score by Christopher Ferreira. Original song by Dan Studney sung by Tomas Dekker. Presented by Lyceum Films in association with Buffalo Nights Theatre Company.