Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Join Dr. Robert Meagher for a free pre-show discussion about the book and and how the Vietnam War changed so much for veterans and civilians. 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 performance from presents a blurred line between truth and reality, fact and fiction for an unforgettable and thought-provoking journey.