Aquila is donating a portion of the ticket sales from the production to the Wounded Warrior Project, a group which "provides a range of assistance to the men and women of our Armed Forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots." The Man Who Would Be King is based upon the novella by Rudyard Kipling and is set in the northern reaches of Afghanistan.
Above, Aquila artistic director Peter Meineck meets with the U.S. Marines color guard before Aquila presented the Aug. 5 benefit performance. Below, Wounded Warrior Project spokesperson — and recent veteran of the war in Iraq — Sgt. Ryan Kelly greets cast members Louis Butelli, Richard Willis and Anthony Cochrane after the show.