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Shake 38: Cry Havoc 

When: Sat., April 23, 2 p.m. 2016
Price: free admission

Cry Havoc

Soldiers feature prominently in Shakespeare's plays, from the histories (Macbeth) to the comedies (Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing). When the characters' respective wars ended, Shakespeare had the luxury of deciding whether to allow them to transition easily back into society or to have a rough go of adjusting to peacetime. For real-world soldiers, the re-entry to society is something that must be navigated alone. Stephan Wolfert's one-man show Cry Havoc blends the speeches of Shakespeare's soldiers with his personal experience to offer insight into the difficulties soldiers endure when they become civilians again. Cry Havoc is performed at 2 p.m. today at the St. Louis Public Library's Central Branch (1301 Olive Street; www.sfstl.com) as part of the Shake 38 Festival. Admission is free, but reservations are requested as seating is limited.
— Paul Friswold

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