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Unique production about Iraq war staged at WMU

July 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Theatre presents "The War Wound," one of the first stage productions ever written about the war in Iraq, Thursday through Saturday, July 31-Aug. 2.

Shows all three evenings begin at 8 p.m. in York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex. Tickets are $5 at the door and all seating is general admission.

Written by former Marine and WMU alumnus Phillip Korth, "The War Wound" depicts the experiences of eight Marines during the 2003 occupation of Kuwait and invasion of Iraq. The play opens a window into the fear, sadness, anxiety and shock of U.S. troops abroad. It offers unique insights into one of the most debated issues in contemporary culture, giving the audience a look at the war through the eyes of those on the front lines.

Dr. D. Terry Williams, professor emeritus of theatre, directs the all-student cast, which includes Brooks Applegate, Ryan Guess, Phil Korth, Kim Krane, Derrick Marshall, Joshua Pyne, Matthew Turner Shelton, Chadwick Sutton and Sean Wilson. The creative team includes WMU students Jeff Chaney, lighting and sound designer, and Hope Glomski, stage manager.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/theatre or contact University Theatre at (269) 387-6222.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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