UW Tacoma, Broadway Center, and Toy Boat Theatre present
with funding support from UW Tacoma and Broadway Center
A Staged Reading of
Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue
By Quiara Alegría Hudes
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Studio 3
Enter via elevator on Broadway, south of BCPA ticket windows, up to 3rd floor
Tickets: FREE Community Event
Directed by Marilyn Bennett, Artistic Director, Toy Boat Theatre
Performed by UW Tacoma students and community actors, Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue is the first in a trio of plays about a young Puerto Rican Iraq War veteran seeking his place in society after his traumatic and haunting experience in Iraq. The trilogy was inspired by the experiences of the playwright's cousin, uncle, aunt and grandfather, three generations of American veterans who served in Iraq, Vietnam, and WW II respectively. This play is a stark, moving chronicle of a family dedicated to serving their country, literally and figuratively wounded by their experiences, and bound by their communal story of sacrifice and survival.