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Fourth Annual Vet Night of the Arts

Time: 7:00pm CST November 11

Location: Wartburg Theatre

Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the Wartburg Theatre for Vet Night of the Arts.

The fourth annual Vet Night of the Arts will once again provide a venue for our community to gather and encounter veteran and non-veteran artists dedicated to creating meaningful artistic dialogue about improving life for service members as they return to the civilian world. This year’s event is called Stories of Service, and will feature storytelling and two unique theatrical events:

  • Voices of VOW 2019: Hear stories taken from interviews with residents of the VOW Vet Village in Racine. Actors will portray four of the VOW Village residents, telling in their own words about the reality of veteran homelessness, and the beacon of hope provided by the VOW Village. 
  • “Welcome Back?”: A new play by Martin McClendon. This two-person performance follows the stories of two veterans with very different struggles, transitioning back to civilian life and dealing with wounds inside and out. Ultimately, they find their way home in a world that doesn’t know how to welcome them back. Featuring award-winning Chicago actors and Carthage alumni Alex Johnson ’16 and Elodie Senetra ’13, this event will be followed by a talkback with the artists and members of the Veterans Outreach Community.  

Vet Night of the Arts was created as a way to raise awareness and understanding of the lives our veterans lead and to show them that they are supported and appreciated. Using a combination of performance and visual arts, the event raises money for organizations that provide veterans with financial and emotional support. Donations to these support organizations are accepted.

The Wartburg Theatre is located inside the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences.

This event is free and open to the public, however, tickets are required for all ages. Please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. A $10 suggested cash donation at the door will be donated to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin to assist homeless veterans in Southeast Wisconsin.

This play contains content that may not be suitable for children.

  • Vet Night of the Arts 2019

Location: Wartburg Theatre