One way to “Support Our Troops” is to Support their Stories. Please join legendary actor Tom Skerritt (TOP GUN, ALIEN, STEEL MAGNOLIAS) on Friday, June 30th at 7:00 p.m. at the Gesa Power House Theatre to do just that.
Tom Skerritt and retired Army Captain Evan Bailey are co-founders The Red Badge Project, a non-profit organization teaching veterans coping with PTSD and TBIs the skills needed for five-star storytelling.
On this evening, Skerritt and two founding faculty members, Shawn Wong and Warren Etheredge, will share some of their trade secrets with you and introduce you to a handful of veterans who will share their stories on stage. Etheredge — who will serve as the event’s emcee — is also the co-founder and curator of the Walla Walla Movie Crush that will take place on July 1 and 2, also at the Power House.
For more than five years, The Red Badge Project has been helping veterans express themselves in order to conquer their demons. (The Walla Walla Public Library has been host to the group since 2014.) You can help the cause by buying tickets – all proceeds benefit The Red Badge Project – to ensure that the stories told by the men and women of national service are held, healing, and heard.
Reserved seating tickets ($25) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
The Red Badge Project helps veterans tell their unique truths through storytelling. The Walla Walla Public Library is the only library in the nation chosen to participate in the Red Badge Project. For more information, go to theredbadgeproject.org or call Library Director Beth Hudson at 509-524-4433.