An improvised comedy revolving around the lives of five soldiers in Vietnam, 1968. As Sarge, Joker, Rhino, Z, and Mack rest and refit in their sleeping bunker, the audience is offered an insight into their hopes, fears, and experiences through hilarious improvised dialog, flashbacks and trips into the jungle. Part of the Stelle Di Domani Series at Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
It's torn from today's (and yesterday's) headlines
Bunker 13 is about soldiers trying to stay alive and sane while doing an extremely difficult job in a hostile environment. The story is set in 1968, but it could just as easily take place today. Director and actor Mike "Sarge" Christensen is an Army veteran and combat engineer whose career included a tour near the DMZ while in Korea and plenty of time with the infantry.
This peek into the lives of five soldiers in Vietnam is improvised, so every performance is one-of-a-kind. Audience members will be invited to write postcards to the group, and the contents of these "messages from home" will provide direction to the story.
Joker is not just loco, he's also local
Cast member Steve Lange ("Joker") is an alumnus of the College of Charleston. He received his B.A. in theater performance right here in the Holy City before honing his art with Second City in Chicago.