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PITTSBURGH — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. announced it will host the play “Tell It To The Marines”, with six limited performances beginning February 6,7,8 & 13,14,15—2015 in Soldiers & Sailors auditorium. “We are excited to have been chosen as the venue for  Samuel Hazo’s play, which is a rare occurrence for Soldiers & Sailors auditorium.  Not only will we see our stage and auditorium in a unique setting, the performance ties into our mission of honoring and remembering our service members through a distinctive art form”, said President and CEO John F. McCabe.

“Tell It To The Marines” was written by Samuel Hazo and gives a critical but factual effect of the war in Iraq on one family:  a 30-year retired Marine Major, his two sons, also Marines, his wife and his twin brother, also a Marine retired officer and currently a Catholic priest.  “Tell It to the Marines” is a play for the time at hand by focusing on the human consequences of the war, the erosion of public trust in government and the historical deviance of political leadership.

Samuel Hazo is the author of more than thirty books, including four plays, and was the State Poet of Pennsylvania from 1993-2003.  He founded and directed the International Poetry Forum from 1966-2009 and is McAnulty Distinguished Professor Emeritus from Duquesne University.

Director Richard Keitel, Point Park University Professor brings his collaborative vision and creative style in capturing the passion and vulnerability that was experienced by many in this politically polarizing time.

Visit Soldiers & Sailors website at www.soldiersandsailorshall.org to learn more about Samuel Hazo & Richard Keitel and to access ticket information for this limited run.

Doors open at 6:00 P.M. with show times at 7:00 P.M.  Limited seating available.

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