The Lonely Soldier Monologues: Women at War in Iraq
The Elms College Theatre for Social Justice will perform The Lonely Soldier Monologues: Women at War in Iraq at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18 in Veritas Auditorium. Following the Tuesday performance, the play’s writer, Helen Benedict, will participate in a discussion about the play and will sign copies of her books, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq and Sand Queen.
The entire cast and crew is comprised of members of the Elms community, including students, alumni, and faculty. Elms College Music Professor Christopher Backridges and his students will perform accompanying music from the off-Broadway production.
This play was constructed from monologues of seven soldiers, which were gathered through interviews and correspondence for the book. The 75-minute performance premiered off-Broadway in 2009 and includes three acts, focusing on the women’s experience before, during, and after combat.
This event is open to the public. Admission is free for individuals with an Elms College ID and $10 for guests and members of the general public. Copies of Benedict’s books will be available for purchase. For more information, contact James Gallant, director of theatre programs, at [email protected]. To learn more, go to http://www.elms.edu/News_and_Events/Elms_Students_to_Perform_The_Lonely_....