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Storytellers: Cry Havoc!

Sunday, March 04, 2018, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Stephen WolfertThe Equus Effect, a non-profit organization that serves veterans through purposeful engagement with horses, and Pequot Library are proud to present "Cry Havoc" written and performed by Stephan Wolfert, a veteran, playwright and actor, directed by EricTucker. This riveting autobiographical performance describes one soldier’s struggle to find his place back home after seven years in the US Army because the military “provides no manual for coming back.” For Ages 18+.

Tickets: $50/adults; $40/Seniors 

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equus logo redThe Equus Effect is a non-profit organization that serves veterans who struggle with making the transition from war to peace. Our unique curriculum pairs horses with veterans through purposeful exercises designed to give veterans tools that help them manage themselves in ways that work in civilian life. The Equus Effect states, "We strongly believe that successful and fulfilling relationships are foundational to a meaningful life."

Why Horses? As prey animals, horses are extremely sensitive to the intentions of those around them. They know that if they make a mistake, they could be a predator’s dinner. They also live in the present . . . in real time, right now. So, veterans have the chance to practice collaboration vs. control and finesse vs. force with immediate, honest, and non-judgmental feedback from our equine ‘coaches.' Through this work, vets have the chance to learn new ways to ‘be’ in relationships and can move forward in life at home, work and school. VA clinicians have described our five-week curriculum as one that is worth 12 months of talk therapy.

Stephan Wolfert, a veteran who served seven years in the United States Army, became an actor by chance after a viewing of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Now, Wolfert’s personal narrative is threaded through the eyes of history’s greatest observer: Shakespeare. Linking classic lines of Shakespeare to his own experiences growing up, the play is an energized journey that engages, amuses, confronts, and challenges. Wolfert has combined his military and civilian life into a performance and a calling designed to inform the public of the difficulty veterans have ‘re-wiring’ themselves for society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115

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