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Last Out Tampa 12/7

December 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Free – $65

Experience “Last Out,” a play uniting veterans and civilians through storytelling, honoring service, & raising awareness on the cost of war.

About this event

The Heroes Journey is happy to present Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret – a powerful play bridging military-civilian gaps through storytelling – honoring veterans and informing citizens on the cost of war.

Join us in support of The Heroes Journey and our heroes for an unforgettable evening as we present Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret starring Scott Mann, playwright and co-founder of The Heroes Journey. Your ticket and donation benefits The Heroes Journey and our programs to address moral injury and help veterans, military, first responders and their families find their voice.


Event Details:

  • Date: December 6th/7th
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: New Tampa Performing Arts Center


– Opening Remarks: Our event will kick off with heartfelt opening remarks from veterans and representatives of The Heroes Journey, where you’ll learn more about the organization’s mission and the significance of storytelling in healing from trauma and moral injury.

Performance of Last Out: Experience the gripping and emotional performance of Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret, a play that provides an oral rendering of the longest war in American history. This moving portrayal will help you understand the journey of those who fought in the Afghan War and earlier conflicts, shedding light on the true cost of modern warfare.

Talkback Session: Following the play, engage in an insightful Q&A session with the cast and veterans who will share their personal experiences and insights on the healing power of storytelling.

More Info:

– Sponsors: We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous sponsors for making this event possible. Philanthropic support ensures that The Heroes Journey can continue its mission of addressing the moral injury and trauma experienced by our nation’s heroes.

  • Raymond James Valor Network – Veteran Ticket Sponsor
  • ReEmployAbility
  • PCSPools
  • Hoplite Group
  • M&M Realty Partners, Marino & Morris Families

– Donation Option: We hope you will consider making a donation in addition to your ticket to support The Heroes Journey, and the organization’s vital work. Your contributions will enable us to create more impactful storytelling experiences and address the mental health and moral injury so many of our nation’s heroes struggle with. – Cast Meet & Greet: After the show, meet the cast in the lobby for photos and conversation!

– Featured Guests: Stay tuned for announcements regarding our special featured guests, including veterans, artists, and advocates, who will be in attendance to share their perspectives and connect with the audience.

Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret isn’t just a play; it’s a live example of the transformative power of storytelling, and how you can tell your story in the service of others.

Annually, thousands of veteran’s transitions into civilian life, facing identity loss and a sense of inhabiting a different world. Our storytelling workshops, led by certified coaches and trauma interventionists, provide a safe space for warriors, protectors, and their families to unravel lived trauma and express their experiences.

Last Out mirrors the essence of our workshops, emphasizing the healing, personal development, and empowerment that storytelling offers. By attending the play and supporting The Heroes Journey, you’re not only witnessing the impact of storytelling but also contributing to our mission of helping veterans rediscover their voice and share their unique stories. With these programs, we can bridge the military-civilian gap and facilitate the healing journey.

Everyone is welcome for an evening of enlightenment, connection, and empowerment as we come together as a community to build a shared perspective on what it means to serve in war. Your presence and support go beyond “thank you for your service.”

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our veterans and strengthen the bonds between those who served and those who support them. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret and support The Heroes Journey in their mission to bridge the gap and foster understanding between our military and civilian communities.


There will be scenes and sounds of combat, strobe effects, fog, a wooden weapon, and profanity.

Our show contains news clips from the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and the crash of Extortion 17.

Photography and Video Recording are not permitted.

There will be a talk back with our entire cast directly following the curtain.

See our production staff for more information on the location.

This play is about war and the cost of war.

Run time is 150 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.



December 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Free – $65
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New Tampa Performing Arts Center
8550 Hunters Village Road
Tampa,, FL 33647 United States
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