A group of Milwaukee-area actors offer workshops in which veterans depict conflict-heavy scenes from Shakespeare's plays, aimed at helping the former service members deal with post-traumatic stress, addiction and reintegration issues, as well as mental health problems. The free program is called "Feast of Crispian." Since the weekend programs started in 2013, more than 300 veterans have taken part. This year's effort includes rehearsals and a full production of "Julius Caesar," which will be put on at a Milwaukee theater Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. For more information, visit the Shakespeare With Veterans Feast of Crispian website.
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