Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Fort Snelling play to tell personal stories of Minnesota veterans

Author:

A new play coming to Fort Snelling next month will help tell personal stories gathered from more than 100 Minnesota veterans, The Associated Press reports.

"The Veteran's Play Project" will run Nov. 15-24 at Fort Snelling's Base Camp in St. Paul. There will be also be a preview of the show on Nov. 14.

The play is set in the fictional Midwest town of Smedley.

According to the production, "The stories of new recruits, veterans and advocates from all conflicts and on all sides weave together as the residents of Smedley face the dilemma of how to honor the memory of those who have served in their community."

"The Veteran's Play Project" features a cast of 20 actors and musicians, including 13 veterans or active members of the military.

The production is a collaboration between Footprints Collective Director Leah Cooper and Mixed Blood Theatre Artistic Director Jack Reuler.

Next Up

northbound remodel facebook

Northbound brewpub reopens with new look, revamped menu

It had been closed since October for the big remodel.

Snow, Hanley Falls

Latest storm track, snow forecast for weekend winter storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch.

gianni's wayzata heated patio

These Twin Cities restaurants have heated patios for outdoor winter dining

From bonfires to igloos, Twin Cities restaurants have you covered as temperatures drop.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kirill Kaprizov's slow start is a thing of the past

A potential sophomore slump has been erased with a three-point night against the Devils..

mpd aldi incident screengrab

Video shows MPD officer grab, throw Aldi customer

The department says the matter was referred to the Office of Police Conduct Review.

US Sec Defense Flickr - Joe Bide Nov 11 2021

Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread

It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.

Willow River DOC

MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200

The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.

Related

Officials identify WWII veteran exhumed from Fort Snelling grave

Authorities have identified the body of Minnesota veteran exhumed from his grave at Fort Snelling Thursday. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the body of the World War II veteran Edward John Redhead was exhumed after a maintenance worker discovered a large amount of dirt disturbed in and around Redhead's grave.

Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 12.36.25 PM

MNHS to consider a new name for Historic Fort Snelling

Any final decision would be up to the state legislature.