Veterans Day Performance, With Adam Driver, Lena Dunham, Amy Ryan, David Schwimmer, Tracie Thoms, Will Play American Airlines Theatre
By Andrew Gans
Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) will present the 5th Annual Veterans Day Performance Nov. 11 at 7 PM at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.
The evening, which honors the U.S. Armed Forces, is produced by Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker, who are the co-founders and co-artistic directors of AITAF.
Performers will include Francois Battiste, Marylouise Burke, Driver, Lena Dunham, Jesse J. Perez, Amy Ryan, David Schwimmer, Michael Shannon, Tracie Thoms and Tucker.
Attendees can expect a scene and several monologues from contemporary American plays interspersed with live music, which will be performed for "an audience of military veterans and current service men and women and their families from in and around the New York City area, as well as a cross-section of the performing arts and civilian communities," according to press notes. "The material performed is selected with an eye to what might speak to this particular audience, without being exclusively war-themed or focused."
The performance is free to all former and current servicemen and women and their families (the material performed is of an adult nature, so no unattended minors are permitted), and civilians with no military affiliation may attend with a donation of $25, which can be made at www.aitaf.org. There are no paper tickets, and it is general seating.
For tickets email CONTACT@AITAF.ORG.
AITAF's mission is to "honor, educate, inspire, and entertain all active duty and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces and their families by engaging them in the power and social service of the performing arts."
"Greetings from Home" benefit reception will be held 8:30-10:30 PM in the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse for $500, which includes the performance, cocktails, canapes, and the chance to mingle with actors and record digital video greetings that AITAF will hand deliver to wounded warriors too injured to make it home for the holidays during their tour of three U.S. military bases and hospitals in Germany this December.
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