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Still Life

About the play

Still Life is a searing and revealing documentary play about the immediate aftermath of the Vietnam conflict on a former marine, his wife, and another woman with whom he has an intimate relationship, gleaned from interviews and refined to illuminate the post war experience. The man confesses to a war crime and returns home, carrying the seeds of violence with him. The wife wants to ignore the terrors that haunt her husband, while the other woman blames the forces that conditioned him before he went to Vietnam. In the end, Still Life provides a snapshot of America in the turbulent 1970s–a country in the throes of an unpopular war abroad and social upheaval at home.

“…a theatrical experience that is often shattering.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“…a gripping drama, strikingly and effectively staged, compelling and moving.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“…a searing account of the lingering aftermath of the Vietnam War.” —NY Times

LIVE at Ancram Opera House

September 30 – October 9

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7p
Saturday, Sundays at 2p

 

Pay What You Will Night:

Thursday, October 6th at 7pm.

You decide how much to pay!

WRITTEN BY EMILY MANN
DIRECTED BY JADE KING CARROLL

IN COLLABORATION WITH

ANCRAM OPERA HOUSE

FREE Community Events Inspired by Still Life

Veterans’ Storytelling Workshop
Friday, November 4th, 3-5pm

Using techniques developed in the REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES series, AOH Director Paul Ricciardi will guide veterans through exercises that will bring personal experiences to life on stage.

A Conversation with Emily Mann
Saturday, October 8th at 11am

Before the Saturday matinee, AOH will host a conversation with nationally renowned playwright Emily Mann.

CALL FOR LOCAL CHARACTERS: Vietnam Stories
AOH’s Local Characters series features interviews with neighbors and friends throughout the region. For our upcoming series of interviews, we are seeking those with stories from the time of the Vietnam War. Interviews are posted on our website, as well as the Ancram Opera House YouTube channel! Email info@ancramoperahouse.org if you have a story to tell!

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