Vietnam: The Houston Connection Community Events

Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series:
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Monday, November 13, 2017
7:30 PM
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, Entrance #18 6100 Main St. Houston, TX 77005 United States

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VIET THANH NGUYEN’s debut novel The Sympathizers garnered international praise, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, and was named to more than 30 best books of the year lists.

The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview conducted by William Broyles. Houston native William Broyles is the founding editor of Texas Monthly, an Academy-Award nominated screenwriter, and the author of Brothers In Arms, an account of his return to Viet Nam to meet the men and women he fought against during the war.


Glory Denied

The longest held prisoner of war returns home…

By Tom Cipullo
Based on the oral history by Tom Philpott

Monday, November 6, 2017
Thursday, November 9

7:30 PM
1940 Air Terminal Museum – Hangar Building

Tickets will go on sale starting Memorial Day

Glory Denied is the story of an American family during the turbulent Vietnam War era. America’s longest held prisoner of war returns home to a country he no longer recognizes. This intimate chamber opera chronicles Colonel Jim Thompson’s suffering in the jungles of Southeast Asia through to his personal struggles following his liberation and repatriation.

“…From hope to despair, from love to hatred to forgiveness, the dramatic tension was relentless.” Opera News

“…a powerfully realistic thriller and an unabashedly honest commentary on the America of the 1960’s and ‘70s.” Fort Worth Weekly



Veterans Songbook Project
Final Concert

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral

Free and open to the public

HGOco’s Veterans Songbook Project (2014-2017) gives voice to the stories of Houston-based men and women who have served our country and to their loved ones, sparking a community-wide conversation about conflict, courage, strength, sacrifice and hope.

HGOco partners include Goodwill, Grace After Fire, U.S. Vets, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Carpetbag Theater Company, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, and Writers in the Schools. This concert will feature music developed from the storytelling and writing workshops held at these organizations, as well as additional works created from interviews and archival research.

Selected works to be featured by the following composers:

Jonathan Booker
Mark Buller
Henry Darragh
Nicholas Davies

George Heathco
Madeline Styskal
Mary Carol Warwick
Kate Wasserman


Houston Veterans’ Story Hour

A partnership with The Telling Project

Wednesday, May 24 – 7:00 PM
Reception to follow
Texas Room at Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Friday, May 26 – 9:00 AM
Auditorium at VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

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First Draft, Alley Theatre’s personal narrative writing program, helps individuals develop and present their unique and compelling stories. This presentation will consist of engaging veterans presenting their riveting personal narratives. Sponsored by a Blue Star grant from TCG, this program is an extension of our previous partnership with The Telling Project and the launch of a new relationship with the VA Medical Center.