Following its acclaimed, sold-out production of Sense & Sensibility, Bedlam theatre company will return Off-Broadway in 2017 with a staging of Stephan Wolfert’s Cry Havoc. The solo piece is written and performed by Wolfert with direction by Eric Tucker.
Cry Havoc will play March 15–April 23 at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street, New York. The production, which marks the first of the season for Bedlam, will officially open March 19.
After six years in the army, Wolfert found himself at a performance of Richard III that changed his life forever. In Cry Havoc, the writer and performer examines his own experiences pre- and post-service, using lines from some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches.
Here’s how Bedlam outlines the new work: “Through his own personal insights as he explores our societal neurosis of war, and questions, is there room for improvement in the way in which we reintegrate our Vets back into society? The military recruits citizens and trains them to kill, but what does the ’de-cruit’ process look like? How do we re-learn to live together?“
Cry Havoc was developed in conjunction with Bedlam’s Veteran Outreach program; the company offers a free ongoing acting class for Veterans on Monday evenings from 6 PM-9 PM at The Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. The monologue play premiered in 2015 as part of Man: Solo, Bedlam’s festival of one act plays, and Wolfert has since gone on to perform the show across the country and internationally.