‘Beyond Glory’ to aid local vets


Surplus proceeds from a “Beyond Glory” live performance by actor Stephen Lang on Nov. 16 at Rome Capitol Theatre will be shared with local veterans agencies and the Capitol Theatre to assist in fundraising programs, said the Project Fibonacci Foundation.

The foundation, in an updated announcement for the event, said it is being presented in cooperation with Veterans Services; VFW Local Post; Jervis Library; Rome Historical Society; Oneida County Executive’s office; Rome Mayor’s office; Rome Chamber of Commerce; Capitol Theatre.

Tickets for the 6-8:30 p.m. event are $25 general and $20 for veterans, available at romecapitol.com or the theatre box office, 220 W. Dominick St.

The performance commemorates the true story of eight military veterans and Medal of Honor heroes from World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War, featuring a one-man performance by Lang. Lang said in a YouTube video it represents “my most personal work,” and “I look forward to meeting you in the lobby after the performance on Nov. 16.”

Andrew Drozd, executive director of the Project Fibonacci Foundation, said the event reflects the arts in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program of the non-profit foundation.

He also said local VA, civic, and faith-based organizations are providing counseling to veterans struggling with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and “Beyond Glory” is “meant to be an uplifting tribute that may help in this regard.”


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