IN oRBit: SOLDIERS ON WAR & ‘RE-ENTRY’

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One of the most powerful pieces of theater to come along in a while hits the main stage of the Two River Theater this week.

Called ‘ReEntry,’ it’s a play gleaned from hundreds of hours of interviews with returning combat veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. And it’s told using their own words.

In today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit, editor Tom Chesek has a probing interview with director KJ Sanchez, who co-wrote the play for the TRT with co-author Emily Ackerman. There, she talks about keeping her own agenda out of the play; how the process of building the play changed her view of the military; and the boot camp that she and the cast went through to get ready for the production.

Today’s oRBit also debuts a new feature that enables restaurants, arts organizations, clubs, bands and others to advertise special events for as little as a week at a time for a modest fee. Look for the ‘Flyerboard’ in the upper left column, and give it a whirl, whether you’re promoting an event or, as a consumer of arts and entertainment, just looking for something to do.

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