Tacoma Little Theatre presents ‘The Veterans Day Project’

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Tacoma Little Theatre presents a special part of its 100th anniversary season by honoring veterans and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with “The Veterans Day Project.”

Created and directed by Beau M.K. Prichard, “The Veterans Day” project is the culmination of 10 years of work involving almost 30 actors, a half-dozen writers, and consultations with a number of veterans. It tells the stories of American combatants over the last hundred years, via letters written home. In private words directed at home front loved ones, this play is told in the words of the airmen, sailors, soldiers, and Marines as they share their personal wartime experiences. These letters are based on historical people and events, but the characters on stage are fictional amalgams, rather than strictly factual portrayals.

Please note that violence is not portrayed on stage in this show, but it is discussed frankly and sometimes explicitly, along with some other strong language. The show also includes one loud sound effect. It is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of “The Veterans Day Project” features Kaleb Dillard, Cassie Jo Fastabend, Beth Lazarou, Moses Olsen, Kevin Pitman, Helen Roundhill, Mason Quinn, Corey Spruill, Jacob Tice and Nathaniel Walker, with Tom Stewart and Scott C. Brown.

“The Veterans Day Project” will run Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. Friday and Saturday showings are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday is at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 per person or free for veterans. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com or by calling the box office at (253) 272-2281.

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