KENOSHA — The second annual Vet Night of the Arts, an event created and inspired by those who serve in the armed forces, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Wartburg Theatre of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive.
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.
The evening 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.
There is no admission fee but tickets are required. Go to www.carthage.edu/tickets or call 262-551-6661. Cash donations for Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin will be accepted.