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October 13, 2017

Veterans Stories Shared in Telling: Jersey Shore at the Grunin Center – November 10-19

The Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company and The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, in association with the Telling Project, have produced a program to give voice to the stories of Ocean County’s active military and veterans’ community. This dramatic performance by and about veterans on the Jersey Shore and the riveting personal stories of life and the military will be performed on Thurs, Nov 16, and Fri, Nov 10 and Nov 17, at 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 11 and Nov 18, at 8pm; and Sun, Nov 12 and Nov 19, at 2pm.

Tickets: $15. Purchase Tickets online http://grunincenter.org, call 732-255-0500, or visit the Box Office, Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm. All performances take place in the Black Box Theatre, Grunin Center, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2.

StoryCorps and The Telling Project curated stories of Ocean County veterans to give the community a new perspective of the lives of veterans. In July 2017, StoryCorps came to the OCC campus to record interviews. With the help of Joint Base McGuire – Dix – Lakehurst personnel, local VFW groups, the American Legion, local senior communities, and OCC’s Oral History Project, a large number of veterans were reached. After the interviews, The Telling Project created a play that tells the story of veterans from the Jersey Shore.

StoryCorps is America’s oral history project that started in 2003. More than 60,000 interviews with over 100,000 participants have been collected. Recordings are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress so that future generations can hear the stories.

The Telling Project is a national performing arts non-profit that uses theater to deepen the community’s understanding of the military and veterans’ experiences.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Funded in part by a Grant from the Ocean County Board of Freeholders. Explore more at OceanCountyTourism.com

This program is funded in part from a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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