Set in the not-too-distant future, Women in Combat Theatre Project's new drama follows the first official mixed-gender infantry unit in the U.S. Army from training to deployment. More…
A ‘Bullet Catcher’ is Army slang for infantrymen. They live and die on the front lines and carry this nickname like a badge of honor. The honorable men who volunteer for this service don’t take it lightly. Neither do the women. Told in part through dance, music, and poetry, 'Bullet Catchers' is a collaboratively written play based on interviews with current service members and veterans, as well as members of the Women in Combat Theatre Project's ensemble.
See it if You like dramas that are about contemporary subjects but use a lot of symbolism & metaphors to get the point across while being graphic too.
Don't see it if You don't like women's/equality issues or prefer a straight forward story line.
See it if You have an interest in a novel pov on military vis a vis society. 8 players with rifles on a bare stage. They conjure the rest.
Don't see it if You don't like war themes. You don't like lesbian themes. You want pizazz. This is all up to you. Needs editing.
See it if you enjoy compassionate minimalist movement-based storytelling of truth-based military stories from women. Some staging was gorgeous.
Don't see it if it's about celebrating women in combat not questioning the war. Some tripping over lines, some hard-to-follow symbolic bits, sound issues.
See it if Support diverse voices; involvement of Adrienne Brammer USAF, esp strong. Flashes of thoughtful insight on burdens & pros of military career
Don't see it if Would prefer realistic, plot-driven show over overwrought allegorical framing device. Bad sightlines, awful acoustics, weak links in cast
See it if You want a take on war by actual soldiers. You support new work.
Don't see it if You need fully developed theatre in a classic setting. This was in a church with terrible acoustics. I couldn't hear/understand the words.
See it if You enjoy stories of empowered and strong women. Are interested in the military. Like non linear, unique storyline
Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy, or only like linear plots. If the military doesn't interest you, or you want a large scale musical
See it if you are interested in women in combat roles, you like performance art, interesting choreography, non-linear plot.
Don't see it if If you are anti-war, would prefer neither men nor women in combat, can take a show with no humor.
See it if you want to be immersed in real service member experiences told powerfully onstage (the plot is hardly as nonlinear as others are saying).
Don't see it if you dislike deviation from nontraditional theatre (even if the artistic elements are grounded) or don't care about women in the military.
See it if You like physical shows where actors work together to present big movements in a structred fashion. Strong women roles with intense conflics
Don't see it if Army shows bore you. If you have difficulty following an unstructured plot
See it if you like devised theatre and enjoy good movement based work.
Don't see it if you can't always hear every bit of what's being said. The acoustics in the space cause some trouble.
See it if You believe in the empowerment f women in the arts in all areas, you liked Wonder Woman, you are okay not having a super narrative plot
Don't see it if Movement pieces aren't for you, you would rather watch a neat and tidy show. You hate women.
See it if Realistic plot based on collected stories incorporating music, some dance, of mixed gender combat unit is strong, bracketed by less compel..
Don't see it if ling allegory of war goddess. Echoing acoustics in large performance space do not help, but earnest and well-performed.