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Paul Hurley Joins Cast of Arena Stage's HEALING WARS


United States Navy veteran and Washington, D.C. native Paul Hurley joins the company of the new theatrical dance piece Healing Wars, a world-premiere production from choreographer Liz Lerman that explores the aftermath of war. Hurley, who lost part of his leg during his time serving in Bahrain in 2006, joins the previously announced company of performers that includes Marjani Forte, George Hirsch, Ted Johnson, Tamara Hurwitz Pullman, Bill Pullman, Alli Ross, Samantha Speis and Keith A. Thompson. The limited engagement of Healing Wars runs June 6 - June 29 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater.

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Paul Hurley is a Washington, D.C. native and graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 2004. Following this, he joined the Navy as a Gunners Mate (GM) with ambitions of becoming an elite Navy SEAL. Paul was injured overseas while attached to Mobile Security Squadron 3 Detachment, Bahrain and was flown back to the states where he recovered at Walter Reed and Bethesda Military Hospitals. After medically retiring from the Navy in 2009, he graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Geospatial Communication in 2011. Currently, Paul works for MITRE, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), and is working to launch a distribution brewery in Northern Virginia called CasaNoVa Brewing LLC.

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