59E59 presents this drama that carries us between a suburban basement and the jungles of the Vietnam War, exploring of the complexity and persistence of memory. More…
With text sparked by 'Trojan Women,' 'Occupied Territories' exposes a world where a man must finally face his past, his God, his family. When Jude enters her estranged father’s basement on the night of his funeral she unleashes his secret past. As she digs, two worlds collide, challenging everything she always believed about her family.
See it if you can endure another play about the backlash of the Viet Nam war. Unusual flashbacks and choreographed battle scenes leave you breathless
Don't see it if you just don't want any more Viet Nam war plays, no matter how unusual or visually impressive.
See it if you are comfortable with difficult scenes involving combat in Vietnam; you like to be very close to the action; you like flashbacks
Don't see it if you would be disturbed by realistic enactments of wartime fighting; you don't want to be close to the actors
See it if You want to see a captivating play that is both well directed and beautifully acted.
Don't see it if You want a show that doesn't have a couple of confusing (albeit stunning) movement sections.
See it if you are interested in expert story telling of a popular subject matter to dramatize: The Vietnam War.
Don't see it if you do not want to see a sometimes predictable & sometimes cliche plot line, despite expert story telling and some memorable performances.
See it if You are open to a powerful "In the trenches" war experience and a better understanding of how the Vietnam war impacted American families
Don't see it if You are squeamish and unduly affected by occasional loud noise and strobe lights..and action within inches of the audience.
Also This was a real tour de force. don't miss it.