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Fleet Week Brings "Theater of War" To FDR Four Freedoms Park, Friday

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Fleet Week Brings "Theater of War" To FDR Four Freedoms Park, Friday

In honor of Fleet Week, Theater of War: Ajax and Philoctetes will be acted out for free at FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Friday May 25th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Get yours at

Theater of War will feature television actors Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: SVU), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), and Glenn Davis (24).

Also in attendance: uniformed service members from a local Marine unit and a National Guard unit, along with veterans from shelters and transitional housing throughout the city.

As described by a Four Freedoms Park Spokesperson, "Theater of War Productions is a social impact theater company that uses well-known actors and the practice of theater to promote the important national discussions taking place about pertinent social issues and their impacts on individuals, caregivers, families, and communities.

"The company is led by Bryan Doerries, who last year was named New York’s Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) by The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services and Department of Cultural Affairs. The event takes part during the two-year PAIR residency, which bring theater-based projects to all five boroughs.

"Rooted in discussions about the enduring impact of war, the company’s hallmark project is designed to increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information on available resources, and foster greater community cohesion."

Reserve your tickets here.

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