It is now over five years since British and American troops entered
The show presents some very poignant and shocking monologues, and gives fascinating incites into the veterans motivation, fears and life after the fighting. Suicide, substance abuse, as well as amputations are all discussed.
The numerous anecdotes create a great collage of perspectives, and the show becomes less about the events of
Unfortunately, the monologues are poorly held together by a lack of an overall structure or focus to the show. The material is also suffers from a static and repetitive format, and there is little attempt at exploring other avenues of communication or presentation. These factors are exacerbated by what amounts to a very lengthy performance, and while the idea of presenting the opinions of veterans is an admirable one, the show is let down by a lack of narrative and imagination.