LBCC Theater Production of “Tango Mike (Thanks Much)”

The original play “Tango Mike (Thanks Much),” based on real life stories of local veterans, will be performed at Linn-Benton Community College Nov. 20, 21, and 22.

Written and directed by LBCC theater instructor Dan Stone, the play brings to life the poignant story of veterans and their families suffering from the effects of PTSD, based on the lives and stories of veterans from Linn and Benton counties.

Performances are Nov. 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

Set in Albany, Oregon on Memorial Day, the script was created through interviews and story circles with local veterans who served in the Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam wars.

The main character, Mike "Buddy" McIntyre, and his family are celebrating the holiday with family and friends, when unexpectedly Buddy's father, Cooper, shows up. Buddy and his father have been estranged from each other for the past fifteen years. Both men are grappling with their own battles with PTSD, and how it has affected their relationship with each other and their families

The play is part of a Community Collaborative Play-Making process by which topical issues concerning micro-communities are brought to the forefront in the form of a play, through the collaboration and participation of members of these micro-communities.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. Military are free with ID. Contains strong language and situations.

Purchase tickets online at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater beginning Nov. 7. Tickets will be available at the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office the week of the play, and at the door one hour prior to performance. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. during the week of the play. 

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

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