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Cry Havoc!


Cry Havoc!

Written & Performed by Stephan Wolfert
With material by William Shakespeare
Directed by Eric Tucker


After six years in the Army, Stephan Wolfert hopped off an Amtrak deep in the mountains of Montana and found himself at a performance of Richard III that would change his life forever. In a heartrending 75 minutes, Wolfert discovers his own experience pre- and post-military service in the lines of some of Shakespeare’s famous speeches, all the while exploring the possibility of a new experience. The performance is followed by an engaging talk back between actor, audience and veterans. Mr. Wolfert passionately advocates for art as a means of reconnecting veterans with their community. A workshop for area vets will be part of this program.

Powerful theater can ensue when an artist simply, or not so simply, decides to bear witness…Stephan Wolfert commits himself body and soul to that mission in Cry Havoc! and the result is riveting.
–The Boston Globe

Media Gallery


Saturday, September 1 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 2 @ 5:00 pm


Franklin Stage Company is an admission-free theater that depends on the generosity of our audience and donors—any amount is appreciated!