YOUNGSTOWN — Saturday’s 8 p.m. performance of “Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret” at DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., will be dedicated to the memory of Army veteran Tim Foret, 38, of Mentor, who took his own life last weekend.
After the play, there will be a community discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder to help bring awareness to issues that plague veterans, according to a news release. Two trained psychologists will be onsite to answer questions and provide therapy and resources.
“Last Out” was written by Ret. Lt. Col. Scott Mann after serving in the Army for 23 years, 18 of that as a Green Beret, and is performed by a cast of four combat veterans and a military family member who each play multiple roles.
“Last Out” was written as a way to inform civilians of the cost of war to not just the soldiers, but the families back home, and to highlight the stigma surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the performance, three “operators” from Valhalla are executing a mission to help the main character, Danny Patton, let go of what he’s holding in purgatory to help him ascend to Valhalla. All of the scenes are based on true people and stories from Mann’s military career.
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“Last Out” also will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, click here.