Contact: Barbara Thayer
On behalf of Veterans Green Jobs.
2 Special Benefit performances of
Medal of Honor Rag
by Tom Cole
Performances at Su Teatro’s DENVER CIVIC THEATER,
721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204
Saturday evening at 7:30 PM, January 29.
Sunday matinee at 2 PM, January 30.
When military veterans come back from a war zone, they often carry hidden wounds and scars. For many of these servicemen and women, the return to civilian life is a difficult and heart-wrenching process. One way of understanding that process is through a powerful stage play – “Medal of Honor Rag.”
“Medal of Honor Rag” is a one-act drama focusing on the after effects of combat – a pivotal production that gives veterans a voice and helps convey their personal torment to their families, friends and fellow veterans.
Written by Tom Cole, a U.S. Army veteran who became an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, this stage production is based on a true story, exposing the inner conflict of one soldier who received the Medal of Honor for extreme valor in combat and his attempt to regain his former life. “Medal of Honor Rag” offers audiences a unique insight into the emotions of war-torn veterans by focusing on one serviceman’s poignant dialogue with his Army psychiatrist.
Following the Sunday matinee performance, audience members will be invited to participate in a 45-minute panel discussion featuring commentary on the play’s theme plus current issues that concern today’s veteran population.
“Medal of Honor Rag” has been performed to sold-out houses in theaters all around the U.S., from its off-Broadway debut in New York in 1976 to Hollywood’s Egyptian Arena Theater in 2005. It was broadcast nationally in 1982 in the American Playhouse series on PBS.
Proceeds from the two special presentations of “Medal of Honor Rag” will be donated by ARCH to benefit Veterans Green Jobs (VGJ), a national nonprofit headquartered in Denver. VGJ’s mission is to connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment. To date, the organization has helped more than 500 servicemen and women gain the skills, education and employment opportunities that have opened doorways to careers in environmental restoration, preservation and sustainability; clean and renewable energy; and energy efficiency and conservation.
For details on Veterans Green Jobs, visit www.veteransgreenjobs.org.
ARCH, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to showcasing significant historical and cultural matter that is disappearing or neglected for many reasons. ARCH is the acronym for the Association for the Retention of Cultural Heritages.
Tickets are $20 — $15 for seniors, veterans, students
Saturday evening – January 29th at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinee – January 30 at 2:00 PM
Reserve your seats by phone at 303 296-0219, or go to www.suteatro.org
All performances are at Su Teatro’s Denver Civic Theater
721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204