Monday, September 13, the Tri Cities Opera in Binghamton will be performing a free, private dress rehearsal of “The Falling and the Rising” for Binghamton area veterans.

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The Falling and the Rising is a story centered around a strong female hero who is only known to the audience as “Soldier.” To celebrate her 13th birthday, Soldier sends a video message home but shortly after it is sent, Soldier is severely wounded by a roadside IED. In an effort to minimize the damage to her brain, doctors place her in a coma. While in the coma, Soldier must find a way toward healing and home.

The Falling and the Rising follows the imaginary journey of Soldier as she lays in coma. The story also sheds light on the often untold stories of members of the United States military. The Falling and the Rising is described as being a “story of family, service, and sacrifice inside a period of great uncertainty.”

The Falling and the Rising will be performed to the general public on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Broome County Forum Theater at 7:00 p.m. however, if you are a veteran, you and your family are invited to a special dress rehearsal performance on Monday, September 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Broome County Forum Theater.

To reserve your free tickets for the September 13 show, please call the Tri-Cities Opera at 607-772-0400. Masks will be required for all in attendance, regardless of vaccination status. The Form will have blocked every other row in order to follow COVID precautions.

The Binghamton Vet Center will have counseling services available following the show for any veteran in need of their services.

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