Behind the Curtain

Official Blog of International City Theatre

Seeing a Play Tonight? Where? The Pentagon of course!

February 10th, 2011

Plays and musicals are not performed in just theaters and other performing arts venues. They are performed in classrooms, VFW halls, restaurants and churches. All you need is an audience to watch. However, The Tricycle Theater will perform at what might be the most unexpected, but also most highly protected venue in the world.

With performances today and tomorrow, The Tricycle Theater will present The Great Game: Afghanistan – wait for it – at the Pentagon. Yes you read correctly, a theater production will call our nation’s building of classified information and military strategy its home for the next two days. The production itself is unique in that it is a seven-hour showing of short plays concerning Afghanistan’s history of foreign occupation. There are about a dozen writers who helped to create this production that opened in Britain in 2009. Audiences will include service members, military and government officials and veterans and their families.

Sounds like a tough gig to us. Break a leg Tricycle Theater! Please try to break nothing else.

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