'Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour' set for Sept. 9

 Aug 27 2015

Reprinted in partnership with North Dakota National Guard office of Public Affairs

BISMARCK, N.D. - Outside the Wire, a social impact company, will present a free performance of the  "Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour" Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium at Bismarck State College.

The "Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour" features dramatic readings of Sophocles' Ajax - an ancient Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great, respected warrior - to diverse military and civilian audiences to engage communities in powerful town hall discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The presentations are intended to foster understanding and compassion, while mobilizing citizens and resources to help improve the lives of service members, veterans, their families and people in their communities.

Performances will feature actor Jay O. Sanders ("JFK," "Law and Order" and "Green Lantern") and Tony Award-winning actress Maryanne Plunkett ("House of Cards," "The Good Wife" and "The Squid and the Whale") followed by a facilitated town hall discussion about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, and their families today.

Each performance is approximately 90 minutes long. The reading will be followed by discussion with panelists from the local civilian and military communities and a facilitated town-hall style audience discussion.