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The Things They Carried

By Beardog Productions

Written by Jim Stowell

"The Things They Carried" is a truthful, beautiful and courageous telling of what the war in Vietnam was like day to day for the soldiers who fought it. Memory, imagination, and the power of storytelling.
Adult language,Violence
The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 16 and up
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Tim O'Brien writes, "A true war story if truely told  will make your stomach believe." This play will make your stomach believe."This production is a stirring, emotional and indeed, a frighting one, yet highly reccommended." Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE.

Fifty years on from 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 soldiers who fought it. The book is a classic because it captures a sense of time and place in a voice that is truthful, beautiful and courageous. The play is a powerful adaptation of Tim O'Brien's personal journey from his naive youth in a small southwestern Minnesota town to the jungles of Vietnam where he was a soldier and home again.  In Jim Stowell's performance it's all there; imagination, memory, love, loss and the redemptive power of great storytelling.

The play premiered March 14, 2017, at The History Theater, St. Paul, MN. The History toured the play in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the fall of 2014."Superb!" Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Jim Stowell directed the play at The Lied Center, Lincoln NE. Opening November 5th, 2015.

The play opened at The Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota FL March 24th, 2018. "Truthful, gripping and gutsy." The Observer.

These previous productions have proven this story connects with Vietnam vets but it transends Vietnam and speaks to veterans and their families from todays wars. Time after time at after show 'talk backs' auidence members have stood up and said, "Thank you for telling this story."

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