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Arts in the Armed Forces to perform in first overseas tour

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — A troupe of television, theater and movie actors will perform live this week at bases in Germany as part of Arts in the Armed Forces’ first tour overseas.

AITAF, a nonprofit organization that produces theatrical and musical performances for military and civilian audiences, has partnered with the American Red Cross to bring the holiday tour to U.S. servicemembers and their families overseas, according to an American Red Cross news release.

AITAF actors will perform a mix of comedic and dramatic monologues at Ramstein, Landstuhl and Grafenwöhr.

Performances are free to all U.S. military ID cardholders. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

The material is intended for adults; minors under the age of 18 may attend only with an adult.

The group will perform at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Landstuhl at Heaton Auditorium and at 8 that evening at Ramstein Air Base’s Hercules Theater; Wednesday’s performance starts at 3 p.m. at the Grafenwöhr Performing Arts Center, Tower Barracks.

The 90-minute performance includes Gary Cole, the creepy boss in the 1999 comedy “Office Space,” and Adam Driver, a former Marine who plays Adam Sackler on HBO’s “Girls.” Others in the cast are Reed Birney (“Changeling”), Desmin Borges (“Mr. Popper’s Penguins”), Michael Chernus (“Captain Phillips”), Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Raven-Symoné (“That’s So Raven”), Tracie Thoms (“Rent”), Joanne Tucker (“Gayby”) and Sheldon Woodley (“Sh**y Fabulous Lives”).

The group will also visit wounded servicemembers, according to the release.

For more details or to reserve a ticket, email the Red Cross at any of the three locations: Ramstein@redcross.org, Landstuhl@redcross.org or Grafenwoehr@redcross.org.

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