G.I. Bill: A Tale of San Miguel

Wednesday-Friday, January 22-24, 3pm
Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, Col. San Rafael
$120

G.I. Bill: A Tale of San Miguel

By John Wharton

WW2 is finally just a bloody memory to the young survivors of the fighting overseas. Their grateful nation wants to reward them and help them transition to civilian life. What better way than with education! But the boys have other plans for how best to use their government’s largesse….

Shelter Theater this week takes a hilarious look at the post-war influx of American veterans eager to learn all the lessons in life San Miguel could teach them as they sought to study “beer and broads” with maybe a bit of art to satisfy nosy government prudes

G.I. Bill is the fifth full-length script written by Roger M. Williams, American journalist for Time and Sports Illustrated who decided the story needed telling as a play with real voices to show the gringo origins of this terrific city. His playreading Jan. 22-24 at 3 pm is the result.

The play is a hilarious account of how thousands of mostly fun-seeking vets in the 40s and 50s, put San Miguel on America’s radar, leading to its becoming one of the most-visited towns in Mexico. You won’t want to miss this bit of lively local history, starring some of our town’s top actors: John Wharton, Rodrigo Damian and Richard Fink. Tickets available at Biblioteca gift shop and online.

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