Friday, May 6, 2011

Black Watch

There's a reason Black Watch, from the National Theatre of Scotland, is back at St. Ann's Warehouse for the third time in five years. As many have written, it's a play that powerfully captures what it's like to be a soldier at war--a play not just for our time but for any time in which young men are sent to fight for their country.

These particular soldiers are from Scotland's famed Black Watch regiment (in which ancestors of several of the actors in the current cast served)--but their mission, as part of the coalition forces in Iraq, is not exactly what they signed on for--and what they experience there is something the rest of us need to hear.

Black Watch is at St. Ann's Warehouse, through May 8. It may be sold out by now, but odd's are, it will be back.

St. Ann's Warehouse
38 Water St.