I Was There in 67, written by Judith Present and directed by Bonnie Deforest, will be performed Veterans Day (Nov. 11) at the Phelps Mansion Museum, 191 Court St., Binghamton, to commemorate those who served in the Vietnam War. This performance piece brings alive the stories many vets have long held in and some they never could tell.
In a press release, Present described her interviews with veterans over the years: “Their frankness though sometimes bitter, sometimes with a chuckle, helped me to make my characters real. My own experience was a husband in the reserve who was called up in 1967. Neither of us knew what the future would hold, and we had no choice but to walk into the unknown. And now, years later, it is American history that shouldn’t be forgotten.”
The performance, hosted by both the Phelps and the playwright’s Presentarts, starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.