Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter - Fund for New American Plays
The Tony Award–winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival performs this captivating story about a wounded marine back from Iraq, who finds herself adrift in the California desert.
- Jul. 19 - 27, 2008
- Terrace Theater
- 95 min., no interm.
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Directed by Jessica Thebus
"Powerful drama…with graceful sensitivity"
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Sublime! Myatt strikes at the core of race and class and alienation in America today without losing the richness of character and wryness of insight that makes her writing sing in the ear. This is political theater at its best, theater where the characters suck us into their world so powerfully that the play echoes in our hearts as well as in our heads."
--San Jose Mercury News
"Powerful, poignant...as timely as today's headlines"
The Tony Award–winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival stages this present-day story of personal recovery and acceptance. Upon her return from a difficult tour of duty in Iraq, wounded Marine Sergeant Jenny Sutter finds herself lost in the California desert, without the body and mind she once knew. The eccentric inhabitants of a makeshift community give her the homecoming she needs before returning to her previous life. An edgy and poignant drama, Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter brings fascinating insight to a timely theme. Performance running time is 95 minutes, with no intermission.
This play contains strong language and mature themes.
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Recorded at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in June 2007