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Cry "Havoc!"

“intense, exquisitely performed... Wolfert's insights into PTSD, its damage and collateral damage, are stunning and enlightening.” - Berkshire Eagle

In an inspirational one-man show, Stephan Wolfert recounts his own experience pre- and post-military service. Through the lines of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and his own personal insights, Wolfert explores our societal neurosis of war. The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the “de-cruit” process look like? How do we re-learn to live together? Each performance is followed by an engaging discussion between actor, audience, and veterans that dares to explore these questions.

Generously sponsored by Deborah and Bill Ryan

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StephanWolfert. Photo by John Boccat.

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Stephan Wolfert

Stephan Wolfert

(Role of Stephan + Playwright) U.S. Army Veteran, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer, Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his MFA from Trinity Rep Conservatory, created the military segments for the Tony Award-winning Broadway production Movin’ more(Role of Stephan + Playwright) U.S. Army Veteran, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer, Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his MFA from Trinity Rep Conservatory, created the military segments for the Tony Award-winning Broadway production Movin’ Out, is Director of Training and Veteran Outreach for Bedlam, and is currently in Bedlam’s long running off-Broadway hit Sense & Sensibility, and tours nationally with his one-man show Cry Havoc. Member AEA/SAG.

Eric Tucker

Eric Tucker

(Director) Sixth season with S&Co. WSJ Director of the Year 2014. Sense and Sensibility (Lucille Lortel Best Director Nom,NY Times top 10 of 2014; NY Times/WSJ/Time Out Critics Pick); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WSJ Best Classical Production 2015), Saint Joan (NY Times top 10/2014; Time Magazine top 10/2013; Off Broadway more(Director) Sixth season with S&Co. WSJ Director of the Year 2014. Sense and Sensibility (Lucille Lortel Best Director Nom,NY Times top 10 of 2014; NY Times/WSJ/Time Out Critics Pick); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WSJ Best Classical Production 2015), Saint Joan (NY Times top 10/2014; Time Magazine top 10/2013; Off Broadway Alliance Best Revival 2014), Hamlet (NY Times top 10/2014); Tina Packer’s Women of Will; The Belle of Belfast; New York Animals (World Premiere Steven Sater/Burt Bacharach);Twelfth Night and What You Will (NY Times Critics Picks); The Seagull (WSJ Best Classical Production 2014); Saint Joan/Hamlet (Elliott Norton Outstanding Visiting Production and Outstanding Ensemble). Artistic Director of Bedlam.

“Wolfert's insights into PTSD, its damage and collateral damage, are stunning and enlightening. Without self-pity but with a sense of urgency and compassion, Wolfert charts the damage wreaked by a system that is rife with sexual hostility toward women recruits; that turns a blind eye to the accomplishments of minorities."

– Berkshire Eagle

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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