Joanne, an Army officer who diffuses bombs, comes home to Georgia for Christmas and invites her high school sweetheart to meet in their football stadium for some unwelcome news.
A friend of mine said, "This is a very expensive play," because of how much it cost me to write it. I've watched so many men and women I grew up with affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of them are fine. Many of them aren't.
While writing this play, I realized that whether we've served in the military or not, all of us are coping with a troubled relationship with time and memory. PTSD is simply a heightened state of what we all experience growing older and trying to make some sense of life, some feeling of continuity. There also isn't a person in the world who doesn't look back at a past love and wonder, "What if...?" This is a play about that wonder and reconciling our pasts with where we've ended up.
1 women, 1 man
Football bleachers in rural Georgia
April 2016 - Roundtable at the Lark Play Development Center