Seamlessly interweaving Shakespeare’s famous speeches with personal experience, this tour-de-force performance helps us understand the national crises we face when we fail in reintegrating our veterans.
Cry Havoc! with Stephan Wolfert
Directed by Eric Tucker
Performed at the Studio Theatre at Taproot Theatre
May 29–31, 2020
After two years of paralysis from a high school sports injury. After six years in the United States Army. After a full blown transition into a classic case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stephan Wolfert hopped off an Amtrak train deep in the mountains of Montana. He was far from home and didn’t know what to do for the rest of his life. Then, he stepped into a local theater and saw a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, and it saved his life. Using Shakespeare’s timeless words and a few of his own, Wolfert leads us on a journey to meet Shakespeare’s veterans. Over 23 million living veterans have been wired for war but never re-wired to come home. Cry Havoc! seamlessly interweaves Shakespeare’s most famous speeches with personal experience to help us understand the national crises we face when we fail in reintegrating our veterans. This one-person play unites veterans with civilians. Military men and women of Shakespeare’s time wrestled with the same hopes and worries that occupy our modern lives. Cry Havoc! explores the difficulties that our veterans and their families face. And maybe, just maybe, it will help them truly come home. Presented in partnership with Path with Art.