The American Soldier
by touring company
Nov. 10 - Nov. 12, 2023
A powerful and emotional one-man show performed by actor Douglas Taurel, The American Soldier pays tribute to the bravery and sacrifices of our military veterans. Based on real stories and letters written by veterans and their families, from the Revolution to our recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show combines exhaustive research and verbatim language from interviews with veterans and letters to bring to life our soldiers' struggles at war and their internal struggles to come back home. Please be advised that this show deals with adult themes and includes explicit language.
In 85 minutes, Taurel enters the personas of eight soldiers and four military family members. He performs as men, women, and children. It exposes their scars with both darkness and humor. Taurel transports the audience to thejungles of Vietnam, to the freezing fields of Valley Forge, a father in the wake of his soldier son's suicide, a soldierdealing with the loss of his limb, the kitchen of a shell-shocked World War II veteran, a wife, and son coping with a deployed father's absence; a grieving mother remembering her son at the Vietnam Memorial Wall and a female combat veteran sharing her experience at war. Taurel delivers an impactful experience that leaves audiences moved and inspired long after they've left the theater, and many ask why they have never seen or heard of the play before. Veterans across the country are saluting and thanking him for being "their voice," telling their stories and showing the nation what our soldiers and their families go through in times of war and when they return home.
Taurel’s professional credits include Joe Petito in the upcoming Lifetime movie The Gabby Petito Story where he worked opposite director Thora Birch, a voice actor for the popular video game Red Dead Redemption, and numerous television shows and independent films including The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman) and The Kindergarten Teacher (starring Maggie Gyllenhaal), which premiered at Sundance. He's built a seasoned resume with characters living on the edge of life. He recently finished directing and starring in the TV series Landing Home which he also wrote.
November 10 - November 12, 2023
1668 U.S. 87
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
November 10 - 12, 2023
sFriday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is $34 for adults, $15 for ages 17 and under.
Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 830-997-3588 or by going online to fredericksburgtheater.org.