***This FREE performance of Learning to Stay is open to Veterans (+Family Members), Active Military (+Family Members), & Service Providers***
LEARNING TO STAY
PRESENTED BY FORWARD THEATER
APRIL 4, 2017 7:30 PM
FREE ADMISSION: Veterans (+Family Members), Active Military (+Family Members), & Service Providers
Learning to Stay
Adapted from the novel by Erin Celello
Written by James DeVita
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray
The world premiere of a play commissioned by Forward Theater
Elise Sabato is thrilled when her husband Brad returns from his deployment in Iraq, and their plans for a life and family together can finally be realized. But it soon becomes clear that for Brad, coming home is only the beginning of a long journey. It is up to Elise to find help for a man she no longer recognizes, who suffers from injuries that neither of them can see or understand.
With a story set in Madison, and written and adapted by Wisconsin actor and playwright, James DeVita, Learning to Stay asks what you would do when the person you’re married to is no longer the person you married.
“A timely novel, but also a novel that speaks to the tides of any marriage, in peacetime or at war.”- Joseph Monniger, author of Margaret from Maine
Post-show talks with cast, author, and service providers will be held after the performance