Fifty years after the Tet Offensive, Tim O’Brien’s book The Things They Carried remains a lyrical testimony to what the war in Vietnam was like day to day for the men who fought. The book is a classic that captures a sense of time and place in a voice that is truthful, beautiful, and courageous.
Now adapted and performed by Jim Stowell The Things They Carried can be seen in NYC, Oct. 2nd at 9 pm as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival.
In Jim Stowell’s engaging personification of Tim’s witness to the reality of combat, it’s all there; memory, imagination, love, loss, and the redemptive power of great storytelling.
Actor, director, playwright and storyteller for forty years, Mr. Stowell is co-founder of two theater companies in Minneapolis. Between 1971 through 2018 the twin-cities press names him, “The area’s premiere storyteller.” “The best storyteller in town.” “A treasure.” “A genius.” Reviewers often compare his work to or with: Lewis Carroll, Walt Whitman, Gary Snyder, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain and Fellini. www.jimstowell.com.
This production brought together friends and families of the artist to provide 20 tickets to NYC veterans who attended the Sept. 29th production. Over 20 tickets were also provided to nyc theater interns, theater staffers, and area storytellers
“Nam is not a war story… it’s a love story.” (Tim O’Brien)
Tuesday, Oct. 2nd at 9:00pm