Heroine: one female soldier’s story

Family Theater

A U.S. premiere! On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible?

Feb. 12 - 14, 2020

  • Wed. Feb. 12, 2020 7:30p.m.

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  • Thu. Feb. 13, 2020 7:30p.m.

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  • Fri. Feb. 14, 2020 7:30p.m.

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  • Genre

    Theater

  • Price Range

    $25.00 – $45.00

  • Runtime

    70 minutes

  • Series

A member of the military.

Program

Heroine (Scotland) A U.S. premiere!
A one woman show about a female soldier


On a dangerous mission inside a combat zone, Sgt Davis must work with the perpetrator of her sexual attack to get her squad home safely. Can peace ever be possible?

This one-woman show written and performed by Mary Jane Wells is based on the true story of a lesbian soldier in the U.S. Army: an outsider who wouldn't quit. She loved its challenges and thrived within that rigorous world. At the time she enlisted, before “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” was repealed, she was the only woman in her entire company and went on to lead a squad into combat. A survivor of military sexual trauma, she served on the battlefield alongside her assailant. Heroine is an incredible human story about one soldier's experiences, and what healing and forgiveness really mean. 

Performed in English. Recommended for age 18 and up.

 

WARNING: THIS SHOW CONTAINS LOUD NOISES, GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND CONTENT THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND UPSETTING OR TRIGGERING. THERE WILL BE APPROPRIATE AND SPECIFIC RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR BOTH MILITARY AND CIVILIAN AUDIENCE MEMBERS DURING AND AFTER THE SHOW, IN THE EVENT THAT ANYONE NEEDS SUPPORT OR FINDS THE CONTENT DISTRESSING. IF YOU NEED TO ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE THE SHOW, PLEASE DO SO HERE: hello@heroinetheplay.com

This production is a part of the WORLD STAGES series.
Our WORLD STAGES series offers D.C. audiences the unique chance to experience the world’s best productions—all under one roof! While highlighting visionary artists at the forefront of international discourse, each performance dives into topical themes such as forgiveness, survival, and community, revealing a vision of the world like you may never have seen.

Quote from All Edinburgh Theatre about Heroine

"Graphic and raw, Heroine keeps you gripped to the edge of your seat. Harrowing, a real triumph from start to finish”

All Edinburgh Theatre

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