Ohio Northern University presents ‘Beyond Glory’
Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present Stephen Lang in “Beyond Glory” on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Beyond Glory was originally produced by Tribute Productions in Arlington, Va., in 2004 and subsequently produced by the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 2005 and the Roundabout Theatre in New York City in 2007. Lang adapted Larry Smith’s book “Beyond Glory” for the stage in 2003. After development and work-shopping at The Actors Studio in New York City, “Beyond Glory” premiered in April 2004 at The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Theater at the gates of Arlington National cemetery. In 2005, under a unique collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense, Lang toured “Beyond Glory” to U.S. military camps, ships and bases all across the globe, from the Persian Gulf to Korea’s DMZ.
Throughout its production history, “Beyond Glory” has garnered critical and popular acclaim; nominations for Helen Hayes, Joseph Jefferson and Lucille Lortel Awards; The Chairman’s Medal for Distinguished Service from the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Bob Hope Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Although “Beyond Glory” perhaps represents Lang’s most personal work, his career has been long and varied. He has performed in the classics from Shakespeare to Shaw to Shepard in some of the nation’s finest resident theatres, including The Guthrie, Yale Repertory Theatre, The McCarter, Circle in the Square, The Roundabout, The New York Shakespeare Festival, and The Flea. Lang’s work on the Broadway stage includes his own interpretation of “Hamlet,” “Saint Joan” with Lynn Redgrave, “Death of a Salesman” with Dustin Hoffman, “Wait Until Dark” with Marisa Tomei and Quentin Tarantino, and premieres of “A Few Good Men,” “The Speed of Darkness” and “Defiance,” receiving Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony nominations along the way.
Lang’s work on television includes series regular roles in Michael Mann’s “Crime Story,” “The Fugitive,” and Steven Spielberg’s “Terra Nova” as well as a memorable performance in the title role in NBC’s telefilm “Babe Ruth.” Lang has worked in the movies for many years as well in films such as “Last Exit To Brooklyn,” “Manhunter,” “Tombstone,” “Gettysburg,” “Gods and Generals,” “White Irish Drinkers,” “Christina,” “Band Of The Hand,” “Public Enemies,” “Conan the Barbarian,” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Lang is a longtime member and former co-artistic director of The Actors Studio, and he holds honorary doctorates from Jacksonville University and Swarthmore College.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for children. Tickets are $10 for ONU faculty and staff and $8 for ONU students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.onu.edu/freed