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2013-2014 Leach Theatre Campus Performing Arts Series
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tickets: $38 Adult / $28 Youth
$10 S&T Students with ID (1 per ID)
First 75 S&T students will receive a free ticket.
Stop by the box office to reserve your free ticket.
Everyone is required to have a ticket for admittance to this show – regardless of age.
“Mr. Lang’s one-man play is no simple-minded piece of flag-waving. It is an unsparingly direct portrait of men at war, pushed into narrow corners and faced with hard choices. It is also one of the richest, most complex pieces of acting I’ve seen in my theatergoing life.”
- Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
Stephen Lang, award-winning playwright, and stage and screen star, brings the stories of eight different men to the stage in a one-man show that will reach into your very soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound. Beyond Glory presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of valor which resulted in the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.
A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad. Though he is arguably most well-known for his acclaimed performance in James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Lang began his career in theater. Long before Stephen Lang wrote and starred in the stirring one-man show Beyond Glory, he had established himself as a peerless interpreter of military men on stage and screen. From the Broadway production of A Few Good Men as Colonel Nathan "You Can't Handle the Truth!" Jessep to movie turns as Generals George Pickett Gettysburg and Stonewall Jackson Gods and Generals to a stellar stage performance as a Marine base commander in John Patrick's Shanley's Defiance, Lang mastered the art of portraying all kinds of soldiers.
About his one-man show Beyond Glory, Lang states: “In May 2003, I read an advance copy of Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words by journalist Larry Smith, a basketball buddy of mine and a helluva journalist to boot. It was a mesmerizing read. The voices of 23 men, living recipients of the Medal of Honor, this nation's highest military award, were so totally unvarnished, so ungussied up, so flat-out authentic. The skill of the writer was such that he urged them on and drew them out without ever intruding. And the stories they told! Passionate, exciting, touching, chilling, funny, sadly moving and, most of all, dramatic. I don't recall the precise moment, but during that first read I became determined to bring these stories to the stage. And I did. Eight of them.”
Robert and Susan Hooper