Blood in the Sand: War and Its Aftermath
Need a study break during dead week? Hop on down to the Black Box Theatre, behind EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 4. An express shuttle leaves from Boone Statue at 7:45 pm and performances begin at 8:00. The shuttle will bring you back at 9 pm.
Laugh and cry as your friends perform their five one-act plays. They wrote the plays after reading Here, Bullet, Redeployment, and Breaking from Realism. The eighteen students also consulted veteran David Ervin, President and Editor-in-Chief of Military Experience and the Arts http://militaryexperience.org/ and were mentored by theatre professors Michael Dixon and Matt Johnson. A reception in the lobby follows the free program.
Soles' Story: "It'll tear your sole apart."--Size 12 A view of the war from a whole different perspective.
Rampifications: "Well, what choice do I have?" Bruce must choose to stay in the Navy or not, and come to grips with the decision.
Waitin': "He can't be serious, can he?" To help his soldiers stave off boredom, Corporal Butler gives his men the assignment they've all been waiting for.
Recoil:"What do you feel when you pull the trigger?" A sniper and his spotter must make a terrible decision when faced with a wanted terrorist and his daughter.
All's Fair in Love and War: "How can I tell the truth when I can't face it myself?" A husband and wife come to terms with the truth about the effects of war at couples counseling.
Published on April 19, 2017