Monday, November 12, 2012 6pm
Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
Reception to follow. Admission is free.
FIT FOR SOCIETY
Brian Monahan & Stephan Wolfert
Stephan Wolfert, the military director of the Tony-Award-Winning Broadway Production Movin’ Out!
FIT FOR SOCIETY is a compelling, unflinching, live presentation of the trials and anecdotes of the military experience during a time of war. Honest, funny, moving, poignant and awe-inspiring, FIT FOR SOCIETY is told from the perspective of actual soldiers, survivors and family members. Experience these actual stories presented without pity, apology or political agenda.
FIT FOR SOCIETY CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND SOME PROFANITY
In a 65 minute presentation, you will meet:
Drill Sergeant Hill: The consummate military mentor. In spite of a cleft palate, he excels to epitomize what inspires men and women to become great soldiers.
Colonel “Gump” Gaines: The seasoned, weathered, professional, career military officer. Humble, in spite of having seen it all, from the fall of communism to the expulsion of Iraqi forces from Kuwait. All anyone ever wants to know is if he’s ever killed anybody.
Lance Corporal Wheeler: A young Marine who lost both legs from an I.E.D. in Iraq. His injuries are so new that he avoids his situation by making people laugh.
The Army Combat Veteran: This man’s gift is combat. The saying is “bad civilian, good soldier.” He is just a man who doesn’t fit in the civilian world and is very good at war.
Female Air Force Officer: Women have the “double whammy” of dealing with all that comes with combat regardless of gender, AND all that comes with being a woman in command of men in combat.
Male Spouse: It’s been said that behind every good man is a great woman, so it stands to reason that behind every good soldier there’s a great civilian. It’s hard enough to be a spouse, but try being the male spouse to a female Marine.
Navy Submariner: Before there was e-mail and video conferencing soldiers and loved ones shared their lost time with letters and tapes.
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