Sunday, February 21, 2010


The set consists of little more than rectangular cages that will be lockers one moment, coffins in another, with intermittent projections on three walls.

The play begins with the troubled voice of a man on tape asking for assurance that the interview will be off the record, full of doubt about whether he should be saying what he's about to say.  

But ReEntry isn't an anti-war play or an anti-war-in-Iraq play. It's about what those who fight in our wars go through, both in combat and when they return home--and why they serve.  
Culled from more than a year's worth of interviews by co-writers Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez (Sanchez also directed), the play tells the stories of Marines and their families, in their own words, voiced by a terrific ensemble of actors.   

Powerful, moving, and thought-provoking, this is one I won't forget anytime soon.

You have two weeks to catch it at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30

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