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Vet Night of the Arts to take place Nov. 16

  • Vet Night of the Arts features New York-based actor/activist Stephan Wolfert.
    Vet Night of the Arts features New York-based actor/activist Stephan Wolfert.
November 10, 2017

The second annual Vet Night of the Arts, an event created and inspired by those who serve in the armed forces will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Wartburg Theatre located in the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences. The event features readings, visual artwork, and multimedia performances to honor veterans and induce conversations to improve life for service members as they return to civilian life.

This event is open to the public and admission is free, but cash donations to Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin will be accepted at the door ($10 suggested). Tickets are required for patrons of all ages. To obtain tickets, visit www.carthage.edu/tickets or call the Fine Arts box office at 262-551-6661.

Vet Night of the Arts features New York-based actor/activist Stephan Wolfert and his one-man-show, “CRY HAVOC!” Wolfert, who spent six years in the U.S. Army, examines his own experiences (pre- and post-service) through some of William Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. He explores our societal neurosis of war and questions if there’s room to improve the way we reintegrate veterans.

The evening’s highlights also include staged readings of new essays and drama from veterans at Carthage and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During intermission, people can view a display of original artwork inspired by Carthage artists’ recent conversations with veterans.

Based on the language and content, this event is intended for mature audiences.