This award-winning play, a tribute to Vietnam Veterans that tells true stories about the effects of the Vietnam War and the subsequent homecoming on veterans and their families, has finally come to the Philadelphia area! |
The play originally opened in June, 1991 at Playhouse West Acting School & Repertory Theater, and is currently the longest running play in Los Angeles, and the longest consecutive-running drama in the country!
The creator, co-writer and director of "Welcome Home, Soldier", Tony Savant, directs this production of the play, it's debut in the Philadelphia area. The play opens July 18, 2014, at the Center for Performing & Fine Arts, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and runs two consecutive weekends - a total of 6 performances - July 18, 19, 20, & 25, 26 & 27.
Proceeds from Admission of Veterans Go to Support Veteran's Charities!
This is the first ever production of the play outside of Los Angeles. For more information on the play, go to our website, www.playhousewest.net/welcome-home-soldier/.
What critics and audience members have said about the play...
"THE YEAR'S MOST POWERFUL THEATER!"
VILLAGE VIEW, Tony Tran
"One of the year's ten best"
VILLAGE VIEW, Tony Tran
"An emotional "Welcome" for ex-soldiers! Brings veterans to their feet!"
"Those who see 'Welcome Home, Soldier' will never forget it."
"The play has a positive, feel-good, group therapy quality."
"Outstanding acting!" You honored Vietnam Veterans everywhere."
Paul "Buzz" Baviello, Vietnam Veteran and Author of CORPSMAN UP
"Over twenty years since I've been back from Vietnam and it wasn't till I started coming to this play that I felt welcomed home."
Clifford Oliver, VIETNAM VETERAN
"This play has been a blessing in my life. I'm a new man because of it."
Glen King, VIETNAM VETERAN
"I've seen the play 23 times and I still react the same way."
Jim Kinnon, VIETNAM VETERAN
"It's a helluva healer."
Ray Martinez, VIETNAM VETERAN
"After first seeing the play I felt that I truly had been welcomed home from Vietnam. I honestly feel that this play has done more for the veteran community than the Veterans Administration." John Pagel, VIETNAM VETERAN
"Thank you for giving me back my pride." John Allgood, VIETNAM VETERAN
"Not since 'Waiting For Lefty' have I seen theater with this kind of emotional kick to it." Sanford Meisner, legendary acting teacher and co-director of Clifford Odets' classic play for the Group Theatre
Center for Performing and Fine Arts (View)
211 Carter Dr.
West Chester, PA 19382
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|