Theatre and Performance Studies Present

Still Life

Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 at 8 p.m.

Sherman Recital Hall
$10
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Based on real life experiences, STILL LIFE explores the way that Vietnam has affected three lives: a Marine veteran, his estranged wife, and his mistress.

Directed by Dr. Patrick Santoro. 

This docudrama explores the way that Vietnam has affected three lives: a Marine veteran, his estranged wife, and his mistress. The man confesses that he killed a Vietnamese family in cold blood and, carrying the seeds of violence with him, returns home to brutalize his pregnant wife. The wife, disillusioned and unhappy, wants to ignore the terrors that haunt her husband, believing that in time the awful memories will fade, while the mistress, an angry feminist, blames the man's destructiveness on the forces that conditioned him before he went to Vietnam. In the end, these three become a metaphor for the nation as a whole—still trying to understand, and overcome, the lingering trauma that is the bitter legacy of the Vietnam experience.

This production is part of GSU's Theatre and Performance Studies program.

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