New York City
Walls depicts the stories of soldiers and their loved ones from the Vietnam Era, preceding the unveiling of Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial and on Dedication day. It is a timeless play that explores society’s conflicted relationship with war and finding ways to honor the dead. Walls mirrors not only artistic conflicts about this memorial but also personal conflicts among and between the people moved to understand all wars. The play echoes these sentiments through its balanced and seamless portrayal of human relationships, both bristly and heartfelt.
In conjunction with this production, Asian American Theater Company is conducting a project called ‘My Walls’ in which audience members may write themselves a letter concerning their own ‘walls’ on war, society, and other issues. These letters are saved, catalogued and archived, and will be mailed back to the audience members after the Iraq war is over.
November 2 preview tickets are available on a sliding scale.
On Veterans Day, Saturday November 11, Veterans of any War receive FREE admission.
There are two special touring performances: Sunday November 5 at 2:00 PM at the California Vietnam War Memorial (Sacramento, CA) and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 PM at the Veterans Memorial Building (Fremont, CA).
Walls has been awarded an NEA Grant for Access to Artistic Excellence to fund educational outreach.