03 March 2015

Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater Revisits Veterans' Tales

An updated production of "Telling: Minnesota," a collection of military veterans' stories presented by the veterans themselves, will return to Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio in Minneapolis, March 6-15, 2015.

Friday and Saturday shows of "Telling: Minnesota 2015" are 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are 1 p.m.

General admission tickets are available FREE via on-line registration here. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain.

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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