Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick present the New York premiere of an award-winning play, exploring the ethical and personal consequences of Paul Watson’s famous photograph. More…
Dan O'Brien tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. It is an award-winning glimpse at a moment in recent history when a single, stark photograph - of the body of an American dragged from the wreck of a Blackhawk through the streets of Mogadishu - reshaped the course of global events.
See it if you enjoy listening to a compelling story with minimal props.Their passion had you feeling every emotion as if you were there in the moment.
Don't see it if you're looking for glitz, glamour or a larger than life musical show tune to appear.
See it if You like meta deconstructions, even-handed discussions of trauma and equivocation, current events, politics, and journalism.
Don't see it if If you want an easier night at the theater, where you don't talk about the show over drinks after.
See it if you like documentary theatre. This play is wonderfully acted and will challenge you to think about war & the internal conflicts it creates.
Don't see it if you don't want a heavy or thought-provoking evening. This play requires attention and reflection from its audience.
See it if You like historical pieces. Particularly recent history.
Don't see it if You do not like to hear true-to-life war stories that are sometimes graphic.
See it if You enjoy seeing what a brilliant director can accomplish with two top-flight actors, artful projection and superlative sound design.
Don't see it if You are looking to be lightly entertained. This is potent and deeply moving stuff.
See it if If you are interested in serious theatre that explores contemporary war themes and psychological issues. Strong acting and creative staging
Don't see it if If you want a light carefree theatre experience.
See it if you want a weighty exploration of trauma, both global and personal, played out in the lives of the subject/photojournalist & the playwright.
Don't see it if two-person plays, rapid-fire shifts in time/place/characterization, "meta" works, minimal staging, and digital projection are not your thing
See it if You like topics that make you aware that there is life outside NYC. See it if you love great acting and fast pace information.
Don't see it if You don't like 2 handers, don't want to admit that there is war being waged around the world or need a story straightforward.
See it if you like intellectual drama with a relatively fast pace, and thought provoking works that make you ponder the meaning of life's events.
Don't see it if you like puffy plays that are easy to follow and plays that repeatedly bombard you with the meaning of the play, or if you dislike dramas.
See it if you like plays that are non-fiction, present day stories and unresolved personal issues. Great acting with an untraditional, non-linear plot
Don't see it if you want to see a fun and fluffy play & not think. Also if you like theaters with lots of heat on cold days.
See it if you enjoy story that brings to life the confusing horror/rush/guilt of war photographer, fine acting duo and direction/set
Don't see it if you don't appreciate story without narrative drive, and character (playwright) with confusing motivation in pursuing story of photographer
See it if you want to see an original perspective on war, bravery, and friendship.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the topics of war, PTSD, and violence.
See it if You like political based drama containing a personal story that is engaging, if at times unfocused. Overall an interesting piece.
Don't see it if You like easily digestible material that is spoon fed and familiar. In other words, if you don't like to think don't see this play.
See it if You're a fan of documentaries because that's pretty much what you're getting. Plus some eye candy in the form of Michael Crane.
Don't see it if You're put off by descriptions of gruesome images or 9/11 stories.
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