Bronze Star: New Drama at Citrus College in Calif.

Citrus College history professor Bruce Solheim’s new play, “Bronze Star, ” based on the life of his friend, Vietnam veteran Carl Ferguson, an Army draftee who received a Bronze Star and who committed suicide in 2002, will be one of the plays  showcased on November 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 p.m. at the Hough Performing Arts Center at Citrus College in Glendora, California. The staged reading is part of the “Emerging American Voices: Stories for the 21st Century” series.

“We use some of our veteran students as actors and others as behind-the-scenes technicians, ” Solheim told us . “The play touches on many contemporary issues while taking us back to the Vietnam War era.”

The play he said, deals with the Vietnam War, as well as today’s wars inIraqandAfghanistan. “It’s about a heroic, young, gay soldier looking for acceptance, peace, love, and purpose who is traumatized by war and rejected by his family and an uncaring and intolerant society.”

For ticket info, call the box office at 626-963-9411.

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