When: Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 16 2013
“It got pretty scary here for a couple of days. The day after we started bombing, Saddam began launching scuds. The air raid sirens sound, everyone puts on their gas mask and then goes to the scud bunkers. It was pretty scary the first couple of times, but it started getting old. Especially when we shot them all down.” That’s from a letter a friend of mine wrote on March 23, 2003, and posted online earlier this year to mark 10 years since that date. Letters Home, performed by the traveling Griffin Theatre Company, is a play composed of similar letters from troops during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With minimal set design, the show presents soldiers’ experiences of the uncertainty and comradeship of war, in their own words.