by Tom Cole
A Full Length Play in One Act
Directed by Tom Herman†
A Sundays@Six Series Reading in The Jewel Box Theater
In April of 1971, a Doctor specializing in "impact grief" arrives at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Pennsylvania from NYC to treat a "special case": Dale Jackson (D.J.), an African American soldier and recent recipient of our nation's highest military honor, is suffering from the extreme effects of PTSD and immeasurable survivor's guilt. During the course of the Doctor's session with D.J., the two verbally spar until the physician draws out the horror and disgust that has traumatized the patient and reveals similar shared experiences although two people could not seem initially more different, in the hopes of helping this severely wounded hero begin to heal before it becomes too late.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
No Reserved Seating! Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure seating.
Charles E. Gerber* as the Doctor
Zack Banks as Dale Jackson (D.J.)
J. Warren Weber* as the Hospital M.P.
* appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
† Member, Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers
Moderator: Thomas Coté