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Broadway’s Class Act for Soldiers

Stars to present readings from ancient Greek plays



    Broadway’s Class Act for Soldiers
    Actor Morgan Freeman poses in the Jacobs Theater in New York on Friday, April 25, 2008, where he is appearing in the Broadway play, "The Country Girl". (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)

    Actors from Broadway and television are performing in Washington as part of a theater project to help returning soldiers discuss the psychological effects of war and combat.

    Isaiah Whitlock from “The Wire,” Tamara Tunie of “Law and Order: SVU” and Broadway performers Francoise Battiste and Bill Camp are joining the “Theater of War” project Monday and Tuesday.

    The program from the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs presents readings of ancient Greek plays to help spur discussions on the challenges faced by combat veterans.

    The group performs Monday at an Arlington, Va., Marine Corps facility. On Tuesday, they will perform at a veterans suicide prevention conference and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

    The performances are open to military members and their families.