Published On: Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018

‘Avatar’star Stephen Lang brings the struggles of war to life with ‘Beyond Glory’

On Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., the stories of eight brave men who won the Medal of Honor in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam come to life on the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage in Beyond Glory. This special Sarasota premiere stars award-winning playwright, stage and screen star, Stephen Lang, who has appeared as Col. Miles Quaritch in Avatar and The Blind Man in Don’t Breathe. Spellbinding and thrilling, Beyond Glory presents poignant portraits of men at war, pushed into narrow corners and faced with hard choices – an event not to be missed!

“As starkly moving as taps at dusk…” – The Washington Post

 “Adapted by Mr. Lang from a book by the journalist Larry Smith containing the oral histories of veterans of several wars, Beyond Glory allows the voices of servicemen to be heard without the filter of the conventions of drama or the prerogatives of deadline-driven journalism. Its sobriety, simplicity and lack of histrionics are the show’s signal strengths.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Beyond Glory has received the NEA Chairman’s Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Bob Hope Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which honors Stephen Lang’s accurate portrayal of the American fighting man. On film, Lang is perhaps best known for his role as ‘Colonel Miles Quaritch’ in James Cameron’s seminal 2009 film AVATAR.  Lang is reprising that role in Cameron’s several sequels, which began filming in 2017.

Tickets are $27-$57. Tickets for students and teachers are available for $17, and discounted tickets at 50% off are available for active and former members of the military. Tickets can be purchased at VanWezel.org, the Box Office or by calling (941) 953-3368. Groups of 10 or more should contact (941) 363-2025. This show is sponsored by Budweiser & Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and is part of the Herald-Tribune Media Group Cultural Series.

Date of show: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets: $27-$57, Students/Teachers $17, Former and active military 50% off tickets


Sponsored by: Budweiser & Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and part of the Herald-Tribune Media Group Cultural Series

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