This year’s one-act play is a meditation on the horror of war set in 1990. It brings the spirit of Euripides to a Serbian detention camp for Muslim women. Men are pitted against women, Christians against Muslims, and Croats against Serbs in a drama that bares the inner conflicts that result when society is governed by illogical ethnic hatreds.
A hard-boiled, devoutly Christian guard is torn by conflicting inner voices as he interrogates a prisoner and her mother about an explosion that killed sixteen of his soldiers. The arrival of a new, wounded camp commandant triggers murder and inevitable catastrophes reminiscent of ancient tragedy.
The public performance will be November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon City Auditorium. Admission is $5 a person. The play is directed by Candie Johnson with the assistance of Ryan Lovell. The cast and crew is as follows:
Vlaco – Zak Wellnitz
Herak – Rylan Hurd
Samira – Breanna Lovell
Amina – Berklie Haag
Jela – Kelanna Lovell
Jesse Moss, Ryan Wellnitz, Evan Jones-Hazeldine, Tucker Schott, Giovanni Janis, Daniel Daringer, Clay Johns, Darin Archibald, Cade Fisher, Jackson Thies, Riley Snyder, Elijah Jackson, Kayden Gilchrist, Ben Smith, Jacob Grover, Zane Hamilton, Damian Holeman, Morgan Hurlbert, Harley Carr, and Zane Hamilton
Sara White Face