Gentlemen Volunteers

“The production is an aesthetic triumph yet reaches beyond aestheticism to be full of humanity. It's a thing of beauty and a joy.” - The Scotsman

Pig Iron reprised one of its most acclaimed productions, GENTLEMEN VOLUNTEERS, to coincide with the company's 20th anniversary, as well as the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

A new cast brought this sweeping drama of American idealism and unlikely love affairs to life. Set against the chaos of World War I, GENTLEMEN VOLUNTEERS follows two American ambulance drivers from the idyllic campus of Yale University to the battlefields of France. An epic romance in the style of classic films such as Casablanca, GENTLEMEN VOLUNTEERS features live music and James Sugg's award-winning low-tech sound design.

December 10-27, 2015
Christ Church Neighborhood House


Lauren Ashley Carter*!
Michael Castillejos*
Bryant Martin*
Melissa Krodman
Scott Sheppard

Text by Suli Holum & Pig Iron
Sound Design by James Sugg

Original Lighting Design by Trey Lyford
Directed by Dan Rothenberg
Associate Directors: Quinn Bauriedel & Dito van Reigersberg
Assistant Director: Andalyn Young

* indicates member of Actors' Equity Associatiation
! Lauren Ashley Carter was replaced by Andalyn Young during the 2016 tour

A special benefit performance featuring the original cast was held December 19 and 20. Read more here.

GENTLEMEN VOLUNTEERS is performed in promenade. There is no fixed seating and the audience follows the action around the space. The number of tickets per show are limited. 

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