The Unknown Soldier cast, crew, and creative team were invited to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Our very own Riglee Ruth Bryson, Elizabeth Vargo, Kerstin Anderson, and Perry Sherman led the ceremony in honoring the unidentified soldier of WWI.

The group also received a private tour from Dr. Allison S. Finkelstein to learn more about Arlington National Cemetery and how the story of Unknown Soldier resonates with the history of the many unidentified soldiers who perished in WWI. Dr. Finkelstein, who serves as Senior Historian at Arlington National Cemetery, will be the special guest at the post-show conversation following the production’s Wednesday, May 1, noon performance. Get tickets for that performance here.

Fun fact: Dr. Allison S. Finkelstein attended shows at Arena Stage through our ticket partnership program with Robinson Secondary School where cast member Nehal Joshi also attended! What a wonderful example of how our community partnerships can lead to unexpected connections and shared experiences!

See pictures of this special day with pictures courtesy of Bala Chandran for Ventures in Video.