The End of War
THE November Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre
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.
"The End of War" featured a live onstage cellist, requiring curation of classical music selections to be tailored and crafted to meet the needs of the story. This project brought my classical background to the forefront, while still providing the nuts and bolts of cinematic WWII battle ambiences and mixed for a house of 350.
"Julian Evans’ subtle sound design heightens moments of dread and foreboding" - Rich Griset, Style Weekly
"persistently subtle, highly effective sound design" - Jerry Williams, Sifter
"Julian Evans renders the sound of thudding bombs and crackling gunfire with far-off sound effects" - Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch
"BJ Wilkinson’s lighting is magnificent and effective, as is Julian Evans’ sound design that translates the horrible sounds of war" - Lisa Crutchfield, Richmond Family Magazine
Review: Julie Clayton, GayRVA.com