Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Cry Havoc! After overcoming two years of paralysis and six years in the Army, while battling PTSD, Stephan Wolfert met William Shakespeare on a train. Twenty years later, using Shakespeare’s timeless words, Stephan Wolfert rides that train again. This time, leading the audience on an interactive journey through Shakespeare and his veterans.
Wolfert suggests: Men and women are tested and trained before entering the military. While in the military, men and women are tested and trained for combat. Tested to ensure "combat readiness" and trained to harness their "Berzerker-energy." After years of service, after years of testing and training for combat, after combat (for 3 of 5), there is no testing or training to leave military service. No testing to ensure "NON-combat readiness." No training to eliminate the Berzerker. Leaving the veteran and their Berzerker alone asking: "Now what?"
Shakespeare wrote about the relationships between veterans, politicians and civilians. He wrote how these relationships can either prevent or create havoc. Cry Havoc is a one- person play that unites veterans and non-veterans, explores the difficulties that our veterans and their families face, so that we may help them eliminate the Berzerker.
Will & War, part one: Cry ‘Havoc!’
Directed by Eric Tucker
Written and performed by Stephan Wolfert
With material by William Shakespeare