Veterans honored with four plays that will run for two weekends

The Division of Arts and Cultural Programs proudly presents two original plays written by members of the college community that explore the experiences of America’s military veterans.

Alfred Lugo’s riveting and emotional tale, “Roll Call”, addresses the trials and tribulations of Latino War Veterans and the hardships of war.

This play should not only entice anyone who appreciates the art of theater, but the vast Latino community that attends and surrounds Rio as well.

“Roll Call” will be performed on back to back nights, Nov. 6 and Nov. 7.

Following the Nov. 6 performance, Lugo will conduct a panel discussion with representatives of veterans and service groups on the mental health issues facing today’s veterans, active-duty armed forces, and their families.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, “Pump Room 111” by Gabriel Carrasco will be performed back to back nights, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.

The play is set before and during the attack on Pearl Harbor and is based on the true story of men trapped inside a sinking battleship.

All four plays will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Inn Theater at Rio. The shows are open to the public and free of charge. Parking will cost $3 per vehicle.