Went and saw this play last night. Wow. Unbelievable. If you are in the Portland area, please come down and see this play. It will rock your concrete thoughts on war and death.
From their website...
Sojourn Theatre's The War Project: 9 Acts of Determination is a partially interview-based, poetic investigation of democracy and the most significant choice we make as a citizenry.
Watch seven performers fight for the soul of democracy as debate collides with ethical hand-to-hand combat in a winner-take-all spectacle of truly intimate proportions. Join us as Sojourn Theatre concludes a year of research, road trips, and theatrical investigations with an exploration of the question: How, as a nation, do we decide what to kill and die for?
And a note from the director...
This is not a show with no point of view.
It has a point of view –
killing and dying are less desirable than desirable,
war is not simply a magic event conjured upon the masses by outside forces beyond our control.
It is a part of the world we inhabit...part of the world we make.
How do we engage our ethical muscle in moments of societal choice?
Precisely my question as well...