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Linfield to host ‘Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts’

Bradass87, Linfield TheatreClaire Lebowitz and Jerry Goralnick of The Living Theatre Workshops, along with a cast of Linfield College students, will present the “Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts” on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall at Linfield.

The “Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts” will include “Bradass87,” “No Sir!” and a guided discussion about the legacies of war. Lebowitz and Goralnick will be in residence working with Linfield students from Sept. 16-21.

“Bradass87,” a compelling political drama created by Lebowitz, explores the motivations of WikiLeaks whistleblower, Private First Class Bradley Manning. This play has been composed from chat logs of Manning’s own words, trial transcripts and journalistic interviews. Set in solitary confinement at Quantico Marine Corp Brig and on the Internet, “Bradass87” also examines freedom of the press in the U.S.

“No Sir!” depicts the controversial topic of military recruitment in protest of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is presented in front of a commercial made by the U.S. government for military recruitment and was originally performed as street theatre on the giant screen at the armed forces recruitment station in Times Square. The discussion “Legacies of War: A Dialogue” will conclude the production.

This production is a Linfield PLACE (Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement) event and sponsored by The Lacroute Art Series and The Linfield Theatre. The Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield College is made possible by the generosity of Ronni Lacroute, Linfield College trustee and arts benefactor. The series, sponsored by the Lacroute Arts Fund at Linfield College, is dedicated to helping the college present art events and activities for the campus and community. It provides programs featuring artists in the areas of music, art and visual culture, and theatre and communication arts.

Tickets for “Legacies of War Onstage in Three Acts” will go on sale Monday, Sept. 16. All tickets are $5 and seating is reserved. Tickets are available at www.linfield.edu/arts, by phone and at the Marshall Theatre Box Office. The box office is located in the lobby of Ford Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m., and until 7:30 p.m. on performance days. For more information, call 503-883-2292 or go to www.linfield.edu/arts.