The play, by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez, weighs the costs of war through the words and voices of a variety of returning combat veterans from Iraq. The narrative puts a spotlight on one family in particular, providing "real structure and genuine heart to what
otherwise might have been a powerful but shapeless series of
monologues," oRBit editor editor Tom Chesek writes.
Missing in action here is any sense of blame-game politics, or of any
overtly preachy point of view. These people, Corps to the core, are
neither victims or villains; neither wavers of flags nor whackers of
Bush. They have their bad days in some cases really bad
days but they have each others backs, and they present a sense that
they, and us, are going to come through this thing all right.
If you happen to be a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, there's a free ticket with your name on it at the box office.
And whether you've worn the uniform or not, we've got all the full details at Red Bank oRBit.