Last of the Boys
by Stephan Dietz
Directed by Don Taylor
Production Dates: August 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2013
Friday and Saturdays, 8PM.
Sunday matinees, 2PM
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On a road outside Dak To in 1967, the lives of two soldiers were
changed forever. Thirty years later, in a remote trailer park in
California, these two soldiers come together for one last hurrah. As
the night deepens, the past makes a return appearance, and its many
ghosts come flickering to life. Still haunted by the specter of
America's longest war, the two men discover that their friendship
may be the last casualty of a war that simply will not end.
"Last of the Boys", by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz, is a
fierce, haunted, funny, and mesmerizing lament for a generation of
Americans still trying to come to terms with the Vietnam conflict.
As one of the country's most prolific, versatile, and
widely-produced playwrights, Dietz has had numerous plays performed
throughout the United States and worldwide to critical acclaim. As
with all of his plays, "Last of the Boys" is marked by a mastery of
language, and its characters are defined not only by the stories
they tell, but also by the way they tell them; their exchanges are
laced with humor and hurt. Though the play reflects on the events of
the Vietnam era it is not, as Dietz says, "a historic play. This is
about a world in which the same hard choices keep presenting
"Last of the Boys" is being staged in the intimate confines of
Beatniks On Conkey, directed by Don Taylor, himself a veteran of the
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Lorraine: Donna Rettew
Young Soldier: William Maloney
Performances at Beatniks
418 Conkey St. Hammond,
IN 2 blocks east
of Hohman Avenue.
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