Lionheart Theatre Company will address the heart-wrenching struggles of many war veterans in “Strange Snow,“by Stephan Metcalfe, opening Nov. 5. The play features a shattered Vietnam veteran who walls off his past by withdrawing into the relative safety of his sister”s home and self-medicating with alcohol. When a frenetic platoon buddy from his past appears, both characters must confront who they were, who they have become and who they left behind.
A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. The organization provides quality services and support to Georgia”s Vietnam veterans. Active duty military and veterans receive discounted admission to all performances in celebration of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
“This is a play about the issues veterans of Vietnam or of any war deal with upon their return home as they try to assimilate into ordinary life after experiencing extraordinary situations,” according to the Lionheart Theatre”s director of “Strange Snow,” Joanie McElroy. “Ultimately, it is a story about hope.”
After its New York stage debut in 1982, “Strange Snow,” written by Stephen Metcalfe, was adapted into a screenplay in 1989 and made into a film called “Jacknife” starring Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris and Kathy Bates.
The play runs Nov. 5 through 21 with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2 p.m. Complimentary desserts are served during intermission. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for active duty military, veterans, seniors and students. Group discounts of ten and over are also available. As the show includes strong language and content it is not recommended for children under 15.
For reservations, visit www.lionhearttheatre.org or call 678-938-8518.