5,000 Pounds: Seven Soldiers' Stories is an original Pump House production written by nationally award-winning writer David Krump. It opened in February 2010 and was met with a warm reception and enthusiasm. The play received great reviews and sold out its extended run. Due to the immense demand, we agreed to reprise it for several performances over Memorial Day weekend, and again it sold out it's entire run.
5,000 Pounds details the lives and toils of seven soldiers in Vietnam in 1968. A high-powered and dynamic drama, this fictional play results from extensive research and interviews with Vietnam veterans. David Krump (writer) and Anne Drecktrah (director), along with the brilliant young cast and crew, created a tremendously poignant work, and its impact created a string of sold out shows, laughter, tears, and audience applause.
5,000 Pounds is directed by Anne Drecktrah and features our area’s finest actors, including Alex Brick, Harrison DeCreny, Brandon Harris, Tim McCarren, Lance Newton, Adam Petchel and Colin Thelen.
5,000 Pounds was made possible by the generous support of Don and Roxanne Weber. Additional support for the production came from Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Xcel Energy, Dairyland Power, Wisconsin Public Radio, United Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Wisconsin Arts Board and La Crosse Radio Group. Authentic costuming and props were contributed by J & R Military Surplus of De Soto, WI.