By Emily Ackerman & KJ Sanchez
Directed by KJ Sanchez
October 18 – 30, 2011
Round House Theatre Bethesda
“Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with returning combat veterans and refreshingly presented without agenda or sub-text, ReEntry is a tour-de-force of loneliness, fear, and anger overlaid with moments of warmth, growth, and inspiration. In other words, ReEntry is like war itself: complex, layered, and visceral. It will resonate as much with those who have lived through the horrors of war as it will with those who have only ever seen war through the often sanitizing distance of reportage that can never truly capture the sights, the sounds, and the smells that remain long after the gunfire has ended.” – USMC Colonel and author of the best-selling Thieves of Baghdad, Matthew Bogdanos
DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & FOR PENFED MEMBERS
Members of the Military can purchase $10 tickets for ReEntry. Limit of 4 tickets per person. Call 240.644.1100 or order online. When ordering online, use code 4MILITARY. When ordering by phone, mention the Military discount. Military ID required. This offer is also available to PenFed members – when calling for tickets, mention that you are a member of PenFed. When ordering online, use the 4MILITARY discount code.
“Keeps an iron grip on your attention…everyone stayed glued to their seats… cool, savvy entertainment.” – Washington Post
Honest, poignant, inspirational, and surprisingly funny, ReEntry is an unflinching look at the lives of Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s about stepping off that plane and coming home, re-entering ones life, family, and country – again.
With dialogue taken directly from interviews with privates and colonels, combat vets and clerks, and one particularly memorable family, ReEntry tells the stories you haven’t heard. It puts politics and Hollywood aside to probe the unvarnished, powerfully personal truths of those who serve and sacrifice.
How do you shift from battlefields to backyard barbecues? What’s the price paid by families when husbands, mothers, sons, and sisters go to war?
“Thoughtful. Raw power. Searing impact.” – Variety
“Provocative and powerful” – New York Times
Recommended for age 16 and above
ReEntry is made possible by generous support from Lawrence & Marion Lewin with James & Esthy Adler, Landon & Carol Butler, Mark D. Ein, Irene & Alan Wurtzel, and Judy & Leo Zickler.
Corporate support for ReEntry has been received from Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed).
Each ReEntry performance will be followed by a post-show discussion. Click here for a list of speakers.
For info about audience events during ReEntry – including the Parents’ Matinee (childcare for ages 3-12, must be potty trained), discussions, audio-described and sign-interpreted performances – click here
ReEntry info, audience reaction, and videos on the American Records Theater web site
Interview with KJ Sanchez about the creation and development of ReEntry
5 questions about ReEntry in New York Times ArtsBeat blog
ReEntry article on ABC News