05 February 2014

'Telling: Minnesota' to Play at Carleton College Feb. 22

A production of "Telling: Minnesota," a collection of military veterans' stories originally staged at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, will be presented at 2 p.m, Sat. Feb. 22, at the Weitz Theater on the campus of Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.

Tickets are available FREE in groups up to four via on-line registration here.

The Northfield performance reprises an October 2013 production, which was presented at the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio.

As in other Telling Project productions, playwrights generate scripts based on long hours of interviews with the veterans themselves. Then, they work with those veterans to interweave stories into a unique, 3-act stage performance.

Since 2008, Telling Project performances have been conducted in more than 30 cities and eight states nationwide. This will be the first in Minnesota. For more information on the Austin, Texas-based non-profit organization, visit: thetellingproject.org.

According to press materials, "Telling: Minnesota" features stories that:
range from capture and escape in Southeast Asia and Scud missile attacks in Saudi Arabia, to accompanying Lynn Anderson to the Marine Corps Ball, flying injured soldiers out of Iraq and Afghanistan, [and] repairing helicopters in South Korea and military sexual trauma in the Army. "Telling: Minnesota" is an unvarnished look at the heroism, absurdity, horror, wonder and banality of military life as told by the Minnesotans to whom these things happened.

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