Poetic Theater Productions and the Wild Project present J. A. Moad II's solo play in which the toll of war reverberates across three generations of Americans. More…
A seven-year-old boy struggles to make sense of the screaming in the night after his father returns from Afghanistan. A 50-year-old man works to rebuild his life as he wrestles with the memory of an idealistic son—a teenager turned Marine who came back from Iraq wounded, disillusioned, and broken. And at a bar in the rust-belt remnants of his hometown, a former soldier’s midnight encounter brings the past and the present into an explosive, searing reality.
See it if You want a serious evening of theater highlighted by excellent acting. I see a lot of theater and this one man show was quite good.
Don't see it if You want to relax w/lite fare.
See it if your favorite part of history is Story. In this story three distinct generations of Americans emerge full blown from one artist's psyche.
Don't see it if you're looking for escapist entertainment.
See it if You can handle tough topics about masculinity, war, and the ways war can affect generations in families.
Don't see it if You don't like crying, or aren't into media that makes you feel and think. Ha!
See it if You want stark, honest and intense view into the lives of those we ask to risk their lives for us, and the toll it takes on them.
Don't see it if You're in the mood for something light and frivolous and/or lavishly produced.
See it if You want real insight, beyond cliches, into the lives of combat veterans and their families.
Don't see it if You're looking for something light and humorous. It has a few subtly comic moments, but this is a heavy play.
See it if you want to explore how our military-industrialized, racialized society especially affects veterans and their families through generations.
Don't see it if you don't want to be moved to think about how our country treats veterans as disposable components. Or if you just want a comedy show.
See it if You want to take time out of your life to reflect on the impact of war on those dealing with it on the frontlines.
Don't see it if You arent ready to confront the deep pain and problematic reality of how America’s military industry can be traced to the lives of children.
See it if you want to see a powerful message and an important one. It gave me insight into veterans I worked with. Great acting. Well done!
Don't see it if You do not care about the people who served your country.
See it if are interested a thought provoking look at the effects of war on family and veterans. Mr Moad has scripted a detailed experience.
Don't see it if you don't care about veterans and their families.
See it if you have been desensitized by endless media statistics about wars that no one seems to want but everyone keeps voting to continue.
Don't see it if you are only looking for theatrical fluff and a feel-good escape that will leave you unchanged.
See it if you aren't afraid to be fully embraced by this piece and its characters. Our vets sacrifice for us, do more than wave flags, listen to them!
Don't see it if you don't have the emotional capacity to engage in the trauma that ripples through the lives of those touched by war. But it is healing!
See it if you are interested in contemporary issues of war and culture, and how the current unending wars impact those at the war and home fronts.
Don't see it if you know you will be triggered by war experiences.
See it if you're a civilian who wants to learn and connect, you're a loved one of a vet, or you're a vet yourself.
Don't see it if you're afraid it might trigger PTSD, but know that the heart of the piece is about healing and the audience found supportive connection.
See it if You enjoy theater for the stories a well written play can tell, for an exploration of character and issues, for solid acting.
Don't see it if You want to see something frivolous and cheap carb in content.
See it if You are interested in seeing a play where one actor plays multiple roles. The theme is war in each act and it is deep and tragic.
Don't see it if You prefer a lighter play or are not interested in seeing a play dealing with this subject. You want a feel good play.
See it if If you liked Cry Havoc you will find this just as thought provoking and insightful. Scary good acting edgy writing
Don't see it if If you want light entertainment, big time venues, large casts and a feel good experience this is not the show for you
See it if You want a beautifully written piece with great acting and a profound message that will get you thinking.
Don't see it if You want a fast-paced, action packed, or light hearted show.
See it if You want to better understand what veterans go through. The play depicts 3 Acts in which PTSD is central to all scene/characters.
Don't see it if You don't want to have to imagine what it's like to be a combat veteran returning home
See it if ...you want to see how a great actor can make you feel deeply about characters aged 8, 28, and 48.
Don't see it if ...you don't want to be made to think deeply about American men's love/hate relationship with war and the military.