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Glory Denied

  • Southern Museum of Flight 4343 73rd Street North Birmingham, AL, 35206 United States (map)

Sung in English with projected English text


America’s longest-held prisoner of war returns home to a country he no longer recognizes.

Glory Denied is the story of an American family during the turbulent Vietnam War era. This intimate chamber opera chronicles the saga of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war, from his suffering in the jungles of southeast Asia to the personal struggles of his family following his liberation and repatriation. 

Earlier Event: December 16
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Later Event: January 27
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