SGT. YORK: WWI HERO (productions)
CedarBrook Outeach, opens April 20, 2018, closes May 28, 2018
Ben Atchley Veteran's Home, May 30, 2018
Lincoln Museum on LMU campus, June 15, 2018
Playwright Lisa Soland has been working on the
SGT. YORK: WWI HERO
since February 2016.
The play is now about to open at
8833 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville, TN.
April 20 & 21 @ 7:30 pm
then the next five consecutive weekends, closing Memorial Day,
May 28, 2018.
SERGEANT ALVIN YORK was one of the most decorated WWI soldiers of the U.S. Army. He received the Medal of Honor for killing 28 German soldiers and singlehandedly capturing 132 others in the battle of the Argonne forest, France. Gary Cooper won an Academy Award for best actor portraying Alvin York in the beloved 1941 film, Sergeant York.
The one-man play, SGT. YORK: WWI HERO tells the story of York’s WWI success, but also dramatizes what York accomplished in his community following the war. He built roads into Pall Mall and constructed the Alvin C. York Institute, which forever changed the lives of the people of The Valley of the Three Forks of the Wolf. SGT. YORK: WWI HERO will premiere April 20 through May 28, 2017 at West Park’s CedarBrook Outreach, 8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN. There will also be performances in the barn on the Alvin York property where he lived out his life, in Pall Mall, Tennessee. These productions will help to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI.
SGT. YORK: WWI HERO is available to primary schools, high schools, colleges, universities, Veteran Administration Care Facilities, churches, libraries, historical societies, museums, theatres, and literary festivals. This full story of York’s life, projects the positive ideal that yes, one person can make a difference.