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Mustard Seed Theatre Hosts Book Discussion for Veterans

Fontbonne University’s theatre in residence, Mustard Seed Theatre, will team up with the Missouri History Museum and the Edison Ovation Series to host a panel discussion for veterans and their families on “The Things They Carried,” a work of fiction centered on the Vietnam War, written by acclaimed author Tim O’Brien. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m., at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre.

Discussion panelists will include Deanna Jent, chair of Fontbonne’s theatre department and Mustard Seed Theatre artistic director; Ralph Barrale, a World War II veteran, Private 1st Class; Lt. Col. James Craig, retired U.S. Army, chair of military and veteran studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; Mike Pereira, director of community service for Washington University Student Veterans Association; and Steve Wahle, fellowship program associate at The Mission Continues.

This discussion will kick off a series of events exploring the humanity, heroism and horror soldiers experience in war. Future events include Mustard Seed’s production of “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” which will open on Friday, Nov. 8 and run through Sunday, Nov. 24.

For more information, call Mustard Seed Theatre at 314.719.8060.

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