The Great Escape: "ReEntry" at the Round House Theatre
You won't want to miss this new production.
ReEntry, a look at the lives of Marines returning from Iran and Afghanistan, is playing at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda for two weeks only, from Oct. 18 through Oct. 30. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews by playwrights Emily Ackerman and K.J. Sanchez with returning combat veterans, ReEntry been called "provocative...and powerful," by The New York Times, and "cool, savvy entertainment," by The Washington Post.
Both playwrights are sisters of veterans, and so according to a Round House Theatre press release, they felt it was critical "to sidestep the politics of this war and rather pay close attention to what they felt was most vital: to find out what the experience of returning home is like for these remarkable men and women, and to ask how we, as families, as a culture, a society and as a country can help."
The result is a compelling play about the shift these veterans make from "battlefields to backyard barbecues," and the price their families pay when a loved one goes off to war.
K.J. Sanchez also directed the multimedia production.
Tickets are $10 – $60 and may be purchased by calling 240-644-1100, or online at www.roundhousetheatre.org, or at the Round House box office in Bethesda. Groups of 10 or more should call 240-644-1387.
$10 tickets for members of the Military are available at all ReEntryperformances - call 240-644-1100 or go to www.roundhousetheatre.org for information. Military ID required.