In November 2017, Prime Stage Theatre will present a professionally produced stage adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's classic novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." The story depicts the experiences of German soldiers on the front lines of the battle. In the story, several young men enter military service, encouraged by their teacher.

War is brutal, and the book and stage production pull no punches in their depiction of the harshness of conditions nor the anguish of battle. That said, "All Quiet on the Western Front" also embodies Prime Stage's overarching theme for our 21st season, "Humanity in the face of adversity."

At Prime Stage, our mission is to educate as well as entertain. Our organization is unique in the Pittsburgh area, exclusively presenting works and programs based on works of classic and contemporary literature. Our efforts have been shown to measurably increase literacy among our audience members, and we're honored to share this important work, "All Quiet On the Western Front," with Pittsburgh audiences.

This website was developed to call attention to Pittsburgh's connections to World War I, The Great One, as many historians and military experts refer to it. Here, you will learn about the war, some of the local boys who served as soldiers, and other men and women of the who provided much needed and appreciate support to the wartime effort.

We, the people of Pittsburgh have always supported our soldiers who serve and the veterans who have served, and the World War I memorials and monuments described and pictured on these pages illustrate how much our city and communities value their bravery, courage, representation of our region, and service to the United States, the greatest nation on earth.

This website is dedicated with appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military, past and present.

On behalf of our staff and board of directors, we thank you for your service.

Our Partners

We also wish to acknowledge and thank our partners in this online project, and in helping us prepare our production of "All Quiet On the Western Front" and its related education programs.

Very special thanks to Michael Kraus, curator and historian at Soldiers & Sailors Hall and Museum for his generous contributions of time and expertise, and to Tim Neff, education director at Soldiers & Sailors, for providing us with insights that support our educational programs and events related to this production.

Thank you to our friends at British-American Connections Pittsburgh (Britsburgh) for providing British perspectives on The Great War.



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