A Heartbeat to Baghdad

Closed
2hr.
Opened Oct 31, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Flea Theater presents the New York premiere of A Heartbeat To Baghdad by Glyn O'Malley and directed by Flea Theater Artistic Director, Jim Simpson. A Heartbeat to Baghdad was inspired by the first hand accounts of returning soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as the stories of wives, widows and families. O'Malley interviewed soldiers of all ranks of the 101st Airborne Division who went to Iraq and made it back home. According to O'Malley, the experience "...did nothing to alter my personal feelings about the inevitable pain, horror, and contradictions of war, but it did about the integrity, self-sacrifice, extraordinary consciousness, and often very real heroism of the large cross section of American soldiers who shared pieces of their souls with me." The play journeys into a world rarely seen and one that is certainly underreported by the media. Leading the cast is Emmy nominated television actress and singer, Gloria Reuben, (ER), returning to the New York stage. Joining her are veteran actors Phyllis Somerville, Christian Baskous, Steven Rishard and eight ex-Bats, former members of Bat Theater Company, The Flea's resident acting company, Kristin Stewart Chase, Joanie Ellen, Gordon Holmes, Joe Holt, Jace Maclean, David Marcus, Alfredo Narsico and Irene Walsh. Performance Schedule: October 31 at 7pm November 1 at 7pm November 8 at 7pm November 10 at 7pm November 11 at 7pm November 12 at 7pm November 13 at 3pm and 7pm November 17 at 7pm November 18 at 7pm November 19 at 7pm November 20 at 3pm and 7pm November 22 at 7pm November 23 at 7pm

Visit the A Heartbeat to Baghdad website:

http://www.theflea.org