The American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood presents the world premiere of “Everything In Between,” a production running Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Post’s historic building at 2035 N. Highland Ave.
The production focuses on four generations of veterans dealing with their own challenges who collaborate to help a young man coming home from the war in Afghanistan.
“Invisible injuries, often with devastating consequences, follow our soldiers back home,” said playwright Rebecca Stahl. “I have always had a story in my head about different generations of veterans from all branches of the military coming together to help one another heal. It’s about the human condition we all share and the specific condition that veterans share, along with the hope that things are somehow going to get better.”
The play stars Tania Verafield and Jaimyon Parker (pictured), as well as Karl Risinger, J, Kenneth Campbell, Rachel Boller, Campbell De Silva, Caron Strong, Fred Hirz and Johnny D. Risinger said the production is a way for the Post to observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to those who have served.
Director John DiFusco added that the production informs people about struggles veterans face.
“We came back from Vietnam alone. The term PTSD was developed from our experience and this often created barriers between us and our fathers and uncles who had served in World War II. We were labeled drug addicts, losers and crybabies,” said John DiFusco, a Vietnam War veteran. “Rebecca Stahl captures today’s vet world where these gaps are non-existent. This is what attracted me to the play. In spite of any personal emotional baggage, older veterans seeing a need and taking action.”
“Everything In Between” opens at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11. Regular showtimes are 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday. Tickets $25; $10 for active military members and veterans. For information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2709880.
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