Veteran borrows from Bard to voice frustrations

One-man show explores experience of military service through Shakespeare’s words

click to enlarge Veteran borrows from Bard to voice frustrations
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Veteran Stephan Wolfert will perform his one-man play “Cry Havoc!” Saturday in Moscow.

A one-man show exploring society’s failures to reintegrate veterans post-service through the words of Shakespeare comes to the Forge Theatre stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, on the University of Idaho campus.

U.S. Army veteran Stephan Wolfert recounts his experience pre- and post-military service in “Cry Havoc!,” which he wrote after seeing “Richard II,” combining lines from Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and his own personal insights, according to a news release from the Idaho Repertory Theatre, which organized the performance.

The show includes depictions of war, violence and strong language, as well as humor, vulnerability and hope, according to the news release.

Tickets are free for active military and veterans, $5 for youths 18 and younger, $22 for seniors 55 and older and UI faculty and staff members, and $25 general admission. They can be purchased online at or at the door. The box office opens one hour before the performance, at 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow.