As an Army veteran, Mike Christensen knows how nice it feels to receive a postcard in a hostile place somewhere far from home. So, as the cast of Bunker 13 gears up for each performance, the audience will be invited to write to wish the boys well, send word from home, ask how they are doing, and ask what’s going on in their day-to-day lives.

From these postcards, the cast will create wholly unique stories through the magic of improv. If you choose to do so, you could attend every performance and see a different show each time (but there would be common ties between them).

The setting is Vietnam, the cast is comprised of five U.S. soldiers, and the themes are those common to military men of all times and places. Loneliness is tempered by gallows humor. Rough language and a fraternal bond are woven throughout the tale.

Though the setting is “back then,” there is a sense of “right now” in the situations these guys have to deal with in their downtime, not to mention what they have to deal with when the shooting starts.

Bunker 13 wowed them up in Seattle, home to Wing-It Productions and Jet City Improv, and is gearing up to deploy to Charleston

Expect some hard-hitting comedy fun with a serious edge from this show — not to mention some themes that will make you think about what our military personnel go through every day.

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