Playwright and actor Stephen Lang will return to Culver Academies with a special adaption of Beyond Glory on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Lang’s performance is part of the Huffington Concert Series.
Beyond Glory is Lang’s one-man show that presents the stories of veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of valor that resulted in them receiving the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.
Adapted from Larry Smith’s 2003 book of the same name, Beyond Glory brings to life the oral histories of these veterans through Lang’s commanding performance. An award winning playwright and star of stage and screen, Lang subtly moves through each man’s story with illusory magic that lights up the stage creating a truly memorable presentation.
And, just for the Eppley audience, Lang will include two of Culver’s Medal of Honor winners in his performance. Lang’s performance will be the finale of Culver Academies’ commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Commended for film portrayals of Babe Ruth to Stonewall Jackson to Avatar’s Col. Miles Quaritch, Lang began his career on Broadway, receiving awards and brilliant reviews in such productions as Dustin Hoffman’s Death of a Salesman and as the original Col. Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men. He will also be starring in the much-anticipated Avatar 2-5 sequels.
Tickets for Beyond Glory are now on sale at Culver Academies’ Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center Box Office or by contacting Marsha Coven via email (Marsha.Covin@culver.org) or by calling (574) 842-7058. Tickets will also be available at the Eppley Auditorium Box Office one hour before the 8 p.m. performance on Tuesday, Nov. 13.