Norwich University Presents Stephan Wolfert in Play About Veterans, “Cry Havoc!”


November 19, 2018

Norwich University presents “Cry Havoc!” a one-person play performed by military veteran Stephan Wolfert about challenges faced by veterans and the role of theater as inspired by Shakespeare in reintegration to civilian life.

Celebrating the inaugural season of performances in Mack Hall, this event is free and open to the public on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the new Mack Hall Auditorium.

“Cry Havoc!” is a one-person play that unites veterans with civilians by showing that the military men and women of Shakespeare’s time wrestled with the same hopes and worries that occupy modern lives through exploration of the difficulties veterans and their families face.

Wolfert left a career in the military, where he served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1993 as a medic and infantry officer, for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, R.I. He was a cast member in the long running hit “Sense and Sensibility” produced by Bedlam in New York City. He has also appeared in Bedlam’s acclaimed production of “Saint Joan.” On Broadway, Stephan created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony-Award winning production “Movin’ Out.”

As an artistic leader, Wolfert co-created the largest touring Shakespeare company in New England, directed and taught acting Shakespeare at Cornell University and at Antelope Valley College. Wolfert is also the founder of De-Cruit, an organization that interweaves personal writings with Veteran-related Shakespeare texts, applying stage skills for life-skills and “completing the communalization of trauma within their community.”

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) 

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