Monday, May 04, 2009

Know any good plays about the Iraq War?

In the Orange County Register's Arts Blog, Paul Hudgins reckons that David Hare's *Stuff Happens* is the only really high-quality Iraq War play so far, but that plays respond to political events much more quickly than movies and that Bill Cain and Howard Korder uncorked a couple of good new plays at the Pacific Playwrights Festival.

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At May 04, 2009 11:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about BLACK WATCH? or BUG? even FROST/NIXON could be said to be the unofficial trial of George W. Bush. Not neccessarily about the American or soldier's experience. But circumstances surrounding the war for sure.

At May 06, 2009 10:43 AM , Anonymous Kasey RT Graham said...

There's a play called 'Dying City' I saw recently. It was pulitzer prize nominated. The play itself isn't terribly well-written but the subject matter is interesting. (A soldier who's views of the war and himself change dramatically on a 2nd deployment to Iraq.)


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