SOLDIER X Premiers at HERE

SOLDIER X Premiers at HERE

Now playing at HERE through Ma-Yi Theater, SOLDIER X follows a young biracial uniformed social worker, Monica, who falls for a returning veteran, Jay, and the subsequent love triangle that ensues when he decides he is in love with his fallen Marine’s Muslim sister. The play tallies the emotional scars inflicted on young men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
rehanaThe playwright, Rehana Lew Mirza, is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and has served as its co-director for two years. Her plays include Lonely Leela, A Distant Relation, and others:  “Soldier X deals with a lot of complicated themes of religion, race, gender, and military assault… but I hope it’s a little funny too? I’d love to share this story with those who are willing to go on a journey with characters that are rarely shown on today’s stages and screens.”

March 24 – April 19, 2015
Tues-Sat @ 8:30pm; Sun @4pm

HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, South of Spring Street)

Tickets are available here. Enter the code LAB20 for an exclusive Sholay discount off the ticket price.

Featuring Kaliswa Brewster, Cleo Gray, Jared McNeill, Turna Mete & Carolyn Michelle Smith
Designs by Daniel Conway (sets), Beth Goldenberg (costumes), Peter West (lights), Broken Chord (sound). Stage managed by Jennifer Delac

Check out this video featuring cast members describing their personal journeys in the play:

Posted: April 1st, 2015
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