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LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET
Jason is proud to be associated with Scott Mann's original play LAST OUT: ELEGY OF A GREEN BERET.
Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends which price you are willing to pay. You've heard the war stories of the "first in." This is the untold story of the LAST OUT.
LAST OUT began its theatrical journey as a one-person show when former Green Beret, Scott Mann, was a student in Florida Studio Theatre's "Flying Solo" course. Working side by side with FST's Jason Cannon, Scott drew from both his experience as a Green Beret in combat and his training at FST to write and perform the play.
Scott is preparing to take the play on the road in 2019 with a powerful cast and musical score that will consist of 100% veterans and military family members. This play, produced by The Heroes Journey, is intended to help civilians better understand the cost of combat to our veterans and their families, and to help warriors utilize the power of story to let go of their pain, healing the wounds of war.
LAST OUT had its world premiere on November 10 and will be touring through 2019. If you are interested in bringing this show to your community, visit LASTOUTPLAY.COM
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FST CHILDREN'S THEATRE SEASON
Jason is directing three shows for FST's 2018-19 Children's Theatre Season!
First he will direct PETER PAN, opening October 11, 2018, and running through November, including Saturday performances for families. Then he will direct a 2-performer version of SNOW WHITE which will tour to schools during the fall of 2018 before opening to the public January 12, 2019. Finally he will direct A BEARY BIG ADVENTURE (AND OTHER WINNING PLAYS), the annual anthology of plays written by young playwrights, running March-May.