Led by Cape Rep Associate Artist Art Devine, the Veterans’ Company tackles Cyrano, a lively American adaptation of the French classic by acclaimed playwrights Michael Hollinger and Aaron Posner, a timeless tale of romance — full of wordplay and swordplay—that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries.
The Veterans’ Company (VetCo) is a free program open to any veteran eager to learn the craft of theater through an intensive production process. Founded by Cape Rep Associate Artist and Vietnam Veteran Art Devine, VetCo offers free professional training in all aspects of theater arts and has the potential to open new doors to a life in the arts for Cape vets. Devine came to the theater many years after his service in the Army and discovered a vocation and a professional career as an actor, director, playwright, scenic carpenter and teacher. He says the theater, “helped keep me strong and focused on the positive side of living,” and he hopes to share that with other veterans.
Thank to the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, Inc for their generous support of the VetCo program.
Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.