Franklin Stage Company Presents Stephan Wolfert's CRY HAVOC!
Franklin Stage Company is pleased to present actor and US Army veteran Stephan Wolfert in an encore performance of his one-man tour de force Cry Havoc! September 1st & 2nd. This unique show, written by Mr. Wolfert and directed by Eric Tucker, artfully weaves some of Shakespeare's best known war speeches into a visceral and deeply personal account of war, trauma and healing.
As part of Mr. Wolfert's return engagement, he will offer a free workshop for area veterans Friday, August 31st, 6:30-9:30pm at FSC's theater in Chapel Hall. To sign up or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
"We are thrilled to be closing our season with Stephan's show," said FSC Co-Artistic Directors Patricia Buckley and Leslie Noble. "Cry Havoc! was such a hit last year that scores of our patrons asked us to bring him back. Also, we wanted to give those that missed him last year another chance to see this powerful show." Noble continued, "In Cry Havoc!, the highs and lows of Stephan's life, both in and out of the military, are laid bare with brutal honesty, self-deprecating humor and profound empathy."
Cry Havoc! has toured the US for the last 4 years and received wide acclaim from the Boston Globe which called the show "riveting" to the Houston press "magnificent."
Having served in the US Army, 1986 -1993, as a Medic and Infantry Officer, Mr. Wolfert left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare's Richard III. He went on to study classical acting at Trinity Repertory Company and embarked on a successful acting career. He is a member of New York's renowned Bedlam Theater Company and has performed roles in Bedlam's critically acclaimed productions of The Seagull, Sense & Sensibility, Hamlet and Saint Joan. On Broadway, Wolfert created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp & Billy Joel's Tony-Award winning production Movin' Out and was a character coach for Cirque du Soleil's, Mystere. Currently, he is based in NYC where he is the Director of Veterans Outreach for Bedlam; and the creator of DE-CRUIT--a program to reintegrate military Veterans using Shakespeare, psychology and classical actor training.
Cry Havoc! is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and Robert and Nellie Gipson.
Showtimes are Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 5:00pm. Free Admission. Donations gratefully accepted. Reservations: www.franklinstagecompany.org 607-829-3700.