Bill Pullman performs with local acting studio

3:23 PM, Dec 11, 2011   |    comments
Bill Pullman performs with local studio Visionbox
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 Pullman performed a modified version of "Healing Wars", which he is currently developing with the dance company Dance Exchange. The final version of the production is expected to be finished by 2014.

"Healing Wars", as it was performed Thursday, was a multi-media one-man show, which combined music, video, recorded interviews, and Pullman's performances to provide a unique look at war by telling stories of military doctors and medical personnel. The show focused mainly on the Civil War and the current Iraq and Afghanistan wars, although Pullman also told stories of his father, who was a doctor during World War II.

Prior to Pullman's performance, Visionbox debuted "Murmuration", which is a play written by Visionbox founder Jennifer McCray Rincon, and inspired by "Three Sisters" by Anton Chekhov. "Murmuration" was performed by Visionbox members Nathan Bock and Emma Messenger.

The event featured an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and photographs by local artists before to the theatrical performances.

The event took place Thursday night at the L2 Arts and Culture Center, located at the corner of Colfax ave and Columbine st.

Visionbox opened in 2010 with the goal of providing training for local actors and artists of all ages and backgrounds. Their theatrical productions tend to be smaller, emphasizing acting and script over elaborate sets and effects.

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