Cadets at the "Burn This" Revival
Cadets had an amazing day of theatre arts in NY City. They saw a revival of a powerful play, Burn This, set in 1980s NY City, and starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell. After the play, the Cadets had the opportunity to see backstage and meet Adam Driver in person. He talked to them about Arts in the Armed Forces, some of the work he did to prepare for his role in Burn This, and some of the history of the Hudson Theater. Mr. Driver, a Marine before he was an actor, talked to the Cadets about how everyone who sees this play, Burn This, takes away different reflections and observations. The Cadets were relating the stories from the play to their lives at West Point during the drive home. After the show, Cadets explored the Theatre District, with some heading to museums and finding new restaurants and others seeing a second show, King Lear.