Gentlemen Volunteers by Pig Iron Theatre Co.



McGlothlin Center for the Arts (MCA) — 30481 Garnand Dr.

Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization.

Over the course of its lifespan, Pig Iron has created over 30 original works and has toured to festivals and theatres in England, Scotland, Poland, Lithuania, Brazil, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Romania and Germany, among others.

In 2005, Pig Iron won an OBIE Award for Hell Meets Henry Halfway, an adaptation of Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz's novel Possessed; in 2008, Pig Iron won a second OBIE for James Sugg's performance in Chekhov Lizardbrain.  Pig Iron's staging of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (2011) was nominated for ten Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, winning four, and enjoyed sold-out performances at Philadelphia Theater Company and later at Abrons Art Center in NYC (2013). 

A new cast brings a sweeping drama of American idealism and unlikely love affairs to life here at Emory & Henry College. 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.  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 is limited to 50.

Tickets are $ 23. FREE to E&H students, faculty and staff (one ticket per student, two tickets per faculty/staff member, must claim in person at the Box Office with E&H ID).