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Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret

November 8, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  |

  | $20 – $85

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Single tickets to this performance are on sale August 5, 2024.

LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET

In this theatrical production, U.S. Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war begin to rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends on which price you are willing to pay.

Based on true stories, Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret explores the many sacrifices soldiers make to protect our country’s freedoms.

Please note that this performance includes strong language, loud noises and themes/depictions of war.

THE BACKSTORY

Four men in military uniforms stand on stage and stare off-camera.LAST OUT was pulled from the experiences of the longest war in American history, a war mostly fought in the shadows. This is a one-act play, with a small cast of combat veterans and military family members playing multiple roles. An elegy is a lament for the dead, therefore all scenes take place somewhere in the afterlife, spanning different times from Danny’s youth and military career from May 1989 until he died in 2015.

War comes with many costs, some more obvious than others. The physical wounds and loss of life are tragic but visible, and burdens that are readily shared. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of thousands of military veterans and family members for whom the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still being waged, at home. Their stories are seldom told and rarely understood.

Throughout history, societies have used storytelling to help warriors integrate back into society, and Last Out follows in that tradition. The mission of this production is to validate the journey of our military veterans and their families while building genuine and well-informed understanding in the communities where they live.

Last Out is produced by the 501c3 non-profit, The Heroes Journey.

Please note that the Norton Center is a historic venue with limited accessible seating. Special reserved wheelchair and companion seating is available for all shows. Interpretive services and large print programs are available upon request at least 20 days in advance of the performance. Please call the Box Office at 859-236-4692 to request assistance with your accommodations.

Ticket sales are non-refundable. Tickets purchased through a subscription package may be exchanged for another show in the same season. Tickets are transferable to friends or family. Donations for the value of tickets are appreciated.

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