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9/11 comes to life in downtown Wausau

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9/11 comes to life in downtown Wausau, as performers pay tribute to those who lost their lives.

A small part of that day, almost twelve years ago was re-enacted at Wausau's 400 block Thursday night. 

Where about 30 performers trying show what the aftermath of 9/11 was like.

It's all ahead of a play about 9/11.

Lucas Gajewski of Wausau is one of the 40-cast members in the play "Welcome Home".

He plays the character Bill, a firefighter who dies in the September 11th attacks, leaving behind two children.

"It examines life after 9/11 and it revolves around a family who has to deal with the death in their family from 9/11, but also they're own problems that are relevant in today's society," said Gajewski.

Gajewski says he was only in 1st grade when 9/11 happened. So playing the star role will be a challenge.

"I think through this role I've been able to get a greater respect for those people who serve in public service and for those who lost their lives and it's been quite a challenging role and I'm excited to do it," said Gajewski.

The play gets underway next week. It's put on by a theater group from Schofield.

Cast members say it's a great way to honor the heroes we lost on 9/11.

"Obviously there was a lot of chaos and hurt that day but it's in their honor and their tribute that we will be performing that in our show," said Choreographer, Allie Folino.

"I think we'll do a great honor and tribute to those people and their lives that were tragically lost," said Gajewski.

The pictures taken Thursday night will be on display at UW-Marathon County.

The play will kick off there as well on August 8th.

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