Onstage: Stalag 17

This 1951 play by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trczinski about World War II prisoners of war was also a 1953 movie starring William Holden and the inspiration for the TV series 'Hogan's Heroes.' Mariemont Players has brought the show back to life, running thr

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Stalag 17 is a 1951 play by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trczinski about World War II prisoners of war. It was also a 1953 movie starring William Holden and the inspiration for the TV series Hogan's Heroes.

One of Cincinnati's fine community theaters, Mariemont Players, has brought the show back to life. This show runs through April 5, and Mariemont Players frequently sells out its 125-seat space in its old schoolhouse theater. But if you can get a ticket, you'll find an interesting piece of history on display — with some meaningful local connections.

The show's director, Garry Davidson, has also created a video, Tribute to a Kriegie, that features men who were POWs, including local vet Geme Meese; it's being shown after each performance.

Read more about this production in Rick Pender's Stage Door blog post.

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