Playhouse on Park

Playhouse on Park Partners with River Bend Bookshop


River Bend is delighted to announce our partnership with Playhouse on Park for the 2020-2021 Season. 

It is important to us to support local theater and do our part to keep the art form that we love so much alive and thriving during these unprecedented times.  You can help!  We're donating 20% of all show-related purchases directly to Playhouse on Park.  River Bend Booksellers and Playhouse Literary Interns have collaborated to bring you curated reading lists to accompany each of the shows this season. 




December 16, 2020 - January 3, 2021

A remarkable true story from the Western Front. All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives an astounding moment in history; in a silence amid the combat, a soldier steps into no man’s land singing “Silent Night.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie between the Allied troops and German soldiers. They lay down their arms to celebrate the holiday, share food and drink, play soccer, and sing carols. This dramatic retelling weaves together firsthand accounts of World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas Carols.

Click here to buy tickets to stream the performance.

Buy any of the books listed below, and 20% will be donated to Playhouse on Park!


Playhouse on Park

244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119

Box Office: 860-523-5900 Ext. 10



Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Cover Image
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series Cover Image
The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism Cover Image
The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and Wwi's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home Cover Image
Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI (Zenith Graphic Histories) Cover Image
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Cover Image
The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers Cover Image
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Cover Image
Archie's War Cover Image
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Lost Roses: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) Cover Image
The Orphan Collector: A Heroic Novel of Survival During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Cover Image
Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I Cover Image
All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris Cover Image