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Vet Night of the Arts

Time: 7:30pm CST November 16, 2017

Location: Wartburg Theatre

Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Wartburg Theatre for readings, visual artwork, and multimedia performances.

At the second annual Vet Night of the Arts, artists across different media work together to honor veterans and start the important conversations to improve life for service members returning to civilian life. Vet Night of the Arts is an evening of artwork created and inspired by those who serve. Both veterans and non-veterans are welcome. This year’s event opens with staged readings of new essays and drama from veterans at Carthage and UW-Stevens Point. Intermission features a display of veteran-inspired artwork by our students, as well as refreshments and raffles. After intermission, we are excited to welcome New York based actor/activist Stephan Wolfert, presenting his one-man-show “CRY HAVOC!”

After six years in the army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off the Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of RICHARD III that would change his life forever. In this heartrending one-man show, Wolfert examines his own experience pre- and post-service, in the lines of some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. Through his own personal insights, he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the “de-cruit” process look like? How do we re-learn to live together?

Trigger warning: “CRY HAVOC!” contains strong language and strong content. The program concludes with an open discussion with the artists.

The mission of Vet Night of the Arts is to bridge the divide between veterans and non-veterans by using the arts to communicate the veteran experience. We open a space for safe dialogue where both sides can begin to talk and build trust. 

This event is free, however tickets are required for all ages. A $10 suggested cash donation at the door will be donated to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin: assisting homeless veterans in Southeast Wisconsin. To obtain your tickets, please visit 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Location: Wartburg Theatre