Clockwise Theatre presents SOLDIER’S HEART
by Tammy Ryan
Directed by Doug McDade
Before heading off to war in Iraq in 2007, USMC Assistant Commander of Convoy Security Casey Johnson neatly organizes her life into a box of lists, envelopes and registration forms for her son’s activities.
Nine months later, she returns psychologically paralyzed by PTSD, deeply haunted by the memories of what she had to do – and by what was done to her.
Playwright Tammy Ryan takes us through vivid re-enactments of the Iraqi conflict, ending her drama on a hopeful note even as she states that our Veterans deserve better.
The NY Times called it “fresh and forceful.”
Please note: Soldier’s Heart is intended for mature audiences only. Due to frank language and controversial subject matter, no one under the age of 13 will be admitted. Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
September 25 through October 18
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Military/Veterans
For more information, visit ClockwiseTheatre.org
Bowen Park Theatre Company presents two plays THE GUYS
and THE MERCY SEAT
by Anne Nelson
The Guys is a play that was written soon after the terrible events of September 11. Nick, a New York Fire Department captain, is left with the task of delivering the eulogies for eight fallen firefighters who perished during the evacuation of the World Trade Center. Overpowered with emotion and unsure what to say, he secures the assistance of a journalist who helps him craft eulogies to honor not only his men who died, but also everyone who lost their lives that day. This production is possible through a special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc, NY, NY.
THE MERCY SEAT
by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jason Clark
The Mercy Seat is a 2002 play that was among the first major theatrical responses to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Set on September 12, it concerns Ben, a man who worked at the World Trade Center but was away from the office during the attack, with his mistress, Abby. Expecting that his family believes that he was killed in the towers’ collapse, Ben contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover. The Mercy Seat is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
September 25, 26, October 2, 3 4, 9, 10, 11
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3 pm
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Military, $10 Students
For more information, call 847-360-4740
Three Brothers Theatre presents TWO ROOMS
by Lee Blessing
Directed by Caroline Beadle
A moving and poignant piece of modern drama about love, politics and war. Two Rooms was named the “best play of the year” by Time Magazine in 1988. Written by playwright Lee Blessing nearly 30 years ago, Two Rooms may be more relevant in 2015 than it was when it was first produced.
A civilian journalist is captured and held hostage by terrorists. The play tells a very personal story about how the isolation and loneliness of the hostage in a cell in Beirut, and the suffering of his wife, in her self-imposed isolation. Meanwhile, the media and the government attempt to deal with this dire situation.
RESCHEDULED for January 15, 2016 at 8pm, January 16 at 3pm and 8pm, January 22 at 8pm, and January 23 at 3pm and 8pm
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Military/Students
For more information, visit 3BrosTheatre.com