War does horrific things to people. A reality that our country is still struggling to come to grips with; we send young boys off to fight battles, to lose their humanity when they kill other human beings. They return home with PTSD, survivor’s guilt, strung-out and self-medicating, often taking their own lives. Robert Garcia’s Unlucky Soldiers is an semi-autobiographical experience of returning home from the Vietnam War and the war within himself that rages on long past the combat “in the Nam” has ceased.
War makes us blind. Love makes us blind. Life makes us blind. But Theatrical Mining Company is opening our eyes to clearly see their new production of Antigone. Directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Barry Feinstein, this modernized edgy production takes snippets and snatches of the original text and melds them with a more accessibly modern style of speaking, rendering the Greek tragedy down to its most basic essence for all to experience.