TICKETS: $25 – General admission
Location: NB Whaling Museum Theater
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A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. It follows the men of Alpha Company and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at age 43. With original cello music as underscoring, the audience lays witness to the complex issues of war and the universal struggle of the soldier. The solo dramatic performance presents a blurred line between truth and reality, fact and fiction for an unforgettable and thought-provoking journey.
Inspired by “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
Thursday, April 12 6:00 p.m.
Prior to the 7:30 p.m. performance
Location: NB Whaling Museum
Author, professor Dr. Bob Meagher leads a discussion on the unique experience of Vietnam veterans. Part of The Z’s Page to Stage Book Club.
This performance is also linked to The Z’s 2017/2018 ArtsBridge theme of the Veterans Experience. The slate of programming includes Jessica Lang Dance, The Things They Carried, a screening of the documentary Almost Sunrise, and more. The Veterans Experience provides an opportunity to reflect on issues that affect our veterans with a focus on the redemptive power of storytelling.
“To say it was successful would be an understatement. “The Things They Carried” won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. It deserved to win them.”