Carthage's Vet Night of the Arts benefits local veterans' group


Carthage's Vet Night of the Arts benefits local veterans' group

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Carthage College Theatre Department presents the third annual Vet Night of the Arts at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

Highlighting the experience of veterans, the event will take place in the Wartburg Theatre on the Carthage campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive. The theatre is located inside the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences.

The annual evening of performances brings local artists together to raise money for Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (VOW), a Racine organization that provides food, shelter, and clothing to at-risk veterans. This performance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and donations will be accepted.

The main event is a staged reading of interviews with residents of the James A. Peterson Veteran Village, a complex of 15 tiny homes. These interviews, which Carthage representatives conducted over the last few months, will tell the true stories of these veterans and the lives they’ve led.

Vet Night of the Arts began in 2016 with the help of theatre professor Martin McClendon and Carthage student Lawrence Gums, a military veteran who’s now a senior. Besides the readings, the annual show features art in forms such as paintings, poetry, and dance.

To reserve tickets, visit or contact the Fine Arts box office between noon and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 262-551-6661.

About Carthage College – www.carthage.eduCarthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.

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