Retzach portrays the dark forces that drive the escalation of human conflict. Staged in three acts, the play begins with a father's grisly discovery of the death of his child at the hands of three young soldiers amidst the chaos of war. This, in turn, ignites successive acts of vengeance leading to a senseless cycle of brutality. This poetic allegory that uses puppetery, dance and original music puts a human face on the players who commit acts of violence, as well as illuminates the causes that turn victims into victimizers. Shauna Kanter directs.