Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Big Read in Albany

The Big Read in Albany will feature a number of events inspired by Tim O'Brien's book of stories about the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried.

You may have missed the kick-off event yesterday at The Palace, but there are also two panel discussions, a documentary screening and a musical performance.

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American Place Theatre performance of The Things They Carried
November 7 (Wednesday)
Pre-Performance discussion at 7 p.m.
Performance — 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus

$15 general public / $12 seniors & faculty-staff / $10 students Box Office: (518) 442-3997

Tim O’Brien’s masterwork of contemporary literature about the Vietnam War is taken from book to stage by American Place Theatre, the award-winning New York City based company. The verbatim adaptation of this compassionate tale of the American soldier includes five of the short stories from the book including “The Rainy River” and “The Man I Killed.” With original cello music as underscoring, the audience plays witness to the complex issues of war and the universal struggle of the soldier.

For more about the Big Read, visit the website of the Albany Public Library: