‘The American Soldier’ will be performed at the PAC

‘The American Soldier’ will be performed at the PAC

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A free performance of the one-man play, “The American Soldier,” will be performed at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Experienced stage, film and television actor Douglas Taurel performs and tours this solo show. It’s based on real stories and factual accounts from actual soldier and family member letters written from the American Revolution through the current day. It examines the internal struggles and problems soldiers and their families face when returning home from combat.

The show has been nominated for the Amnesty International Award and was performed at the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2019, Off-Broadway, The Library of Congress, The American Legion’s National Headquarters, New York Federal Reserve Bank, and in over 28 cities and 13 states. It also received four stars out of five at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Washington Times, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Broadway World, Military Times and Time Out, to name a few.

In 85 minutes Taurel enters into the personas of 14 veterans and their family members, telling their story.

Taurel said, “This is a true work of passion, and I deeply hope that audiences will go away with a deeper appreciation of the tremendous sacrifice our servicemen and servicewomen and their families have made for our country.”

Tickets for “The American Soldier” are free, thanks to the support of the New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445 and VFW Ohio Charities, and are available at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 330-308-6400 or by visiting www.kent.edu/tuscpac. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Performing Arts Center’s 2022-23 season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.

Free parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Drive NE in New Philadelphia.