World Premiere!

Richmond writer David L. Robbins’ critically acclaimed novel is adapted for the stage. In the final days of World War II, the race to conquer Berlin is on. Robbins takes us into the heat of battle, awaiting the fated, terrifying collision between Stalin’s army and Berlin’s civilian population. The End of War examines the choices we make for ourselves, and for each other, when persecution is on our doorstep.

Appropriate for ages 16 and up and contains adult material including military violence, brief sexual violence, and partial nudity.

Art Works logo sponsors The End of War

Acts of Faith
By David L. Robbins
Directed by Nathaniel Shaw
Part of The Acts of Faith Theatre Festival

Two hours and fifteen minutes with intermission
The End of War is appropriate for ages 16 and up and contains adult material including military violence, brief sexual violence, and partial nudity.

This World Premiere is supported by the Muriel McAuley Fund for New Works and Contemporary Theatre and the National Endowment for the Arts .

Community Partners

"Visually and emotionally stunning"

Richmond Family Magazine

"Brought to life... with stunning detail
Top-notch acting from every cast member
Director Nathaniel Shaw expertly weaves the narrative threads"

Richmond Times-Dispatch

"A landmark theatrical event"

TVJerry


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Media

Video: Marcus Schmidt's interview with director Nathaniel Shaw and playwright David L. Robbins
At Virginia Rep, local author's 'End of War' tells story of sacrifice and human suffering

Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Powerful...compelling" -- Washington Post

"Robbins is an accomplished storyteller... a pitch-perfect blend of fiction and history." -- The Denver Post


Press Release

Four Thoughts

1:30 p.m. on Sundays
Our Four Thoughts discussion series will continue with each Sunday performance, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Open to the public. No reservation needed.

Sunday, March 12

Playwright, David L. Robbins and Director, Nathaniel Shaw will talk about the process of bringing a new work to the stage.

Sunday, March 19

Playwright, David L. Robbins and Director, Nathaniel Shaw will talk about the process of bringing a new work to the stage.

Sunday, March 26

Set designer and VCU Theatre Department Chair, Ron Keller and Projection Designer, Tennessee Dixon talk about their design visions to tell the story.

Acts of Faith Talkbacks

The End of War is part of The Acts of Faith Theatre Festival. There will be talkbacks immediately following the performance on March 11, 12 and 19. Talkbacks last approximately twenty minutes.

Saturday March 11

Join David Robbins and two veteran participants from The Mighty Pen Project as they share their own written work to express their experience in combat.

Sunday, March 12

Virginia Rep Board Member and co-founder of the Acts of Faith, Jeff Gallagher
Artistic Director and Director of the End of War, Nathaniel Shaw
Playwright, David L. Robbins
Representative from the Jewish Community, TBA

Sunday, March 19

Join David Robbins and two veteran participants from The Mighty Pen Project as they share their own written work to express their experience in combat.

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