The evening, which includes a pre-show reception and the Off-Broadway performance of the Kipling classic about imperialism, greed and culture clash, celebrates "the successful fundraising efforts for the New York-based Wounded Warrior Project."
In attendance will be U.S. Armed Services veterans (many of whom are beneficiaries of the Wounded Warrior Project), Military Color Guard, and the three-actor cast of The Man Who Would Be King.
The reception is at 6:30 PM at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.
Founded on the principle that "veterans are our nation's greatest citizens, The Wounded Warrior Project 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 around the world." The Man Who Would Be King is set in the northern reaches of Afghanistan.
The Aquila Theatre Company has teamed up with the WW Project and is donating 10 percent of all tickets sold to The Man Who Would Be King to the organization. The play is based on the Rudyard Kipling novella, a fantastic tale of two rogues who decide to travel to the unknown country of Kafiristan, to the north of Afghanistan, set themselves up as Kings and become rich.
"The play resonates with both positive and negative issues that are important for Americans to consider today," according to Aquila.
For more information, visit www.aquilatheatre.com.