In "Beyond Glory," actor and playwright Stephen Lang takes on the roles of eight men awarded the Medal of Honor, the country's highest military honor. The one-man play will be performed in St. Louis on Saturday, November 16 at Washington University's Edison Theatre.
Lang, whose credits include "Avatar," "Conan the Barbarian" and the Broadway production of "The Speed of Darkness," adapted the play from a book by the same name written by Larry Smith in 2003.
"I portray eight men from World War II, Korea and Vietnam," said Lang. "It's my most personal work over about forty years in the business."
Lang, who has never been in the military, considers the play his way of giving back to veterans and servicemen and women.
"I have no regrets about my life," said Lang. "However, sometime as I got a bit older, I began to feel there was a certain component of my life that was unfulfilled. And it had to do with service. It had to do with marking or acknowledging the role our military has played."
"What do I have to offer?" he added. "I'm too old to tote a gun and not sure I'd want to do it anyway. But I do act."
Edison Theatre's Ovations Series Presents Stephen Lang in "Beyond Glory"
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Washington University's Edison Theatre
For more information, call 314-935-6543 or visit the Edison Theatre website.
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