Shadows from Can Tho, a Family Legacy Performance at MuCCC

Shadows from Can Tho, a Family Legacy Performance at MuCCC

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Vietnam: The War and The People presents a readings from J.R. Barth's Shadows from Can Tho at the MuCCC Theater.

In conjunction with the much-anticipated Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, WXXI has partnered with Chapter 20 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, MuCCC, the Central Library, and the Vietnamese Community of Rochester, Inc. to host outreach and engagement programs that encourage our community to participate in a national conversation about what happened during the Vietnam War, what went wrong, and the lessons we learned.

MuCCC Theater, a multi-use community cultural center at 142 Atlantic Avenue in Rochester, will kick off this outreach effort by hosting a Vietnam: The War and The People, a week of special programming at the theatre, July 10 through July 15.  On July 15 at 7:30 p.m. The War and The People presents Shadows from Can Tho, a Family Legacy. 

Based on his published memoir, Shadows From Can Tho, and his post-war teaching assignment, J.R. Barth dramatically relates his experiences as a combat helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War and as an English teacher in Vietnam more than 40 years later. Several of his family members join him to describe their perspectives on the war and the effect it has had on them and their family. After the presentation, audience members will be invited into an open conversation to discuss the legacy of the war, its effect on their families, and its impact on the countries involved in the conflict.

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