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Pvt. Wars (One Act) - Short Play

Pvt. Wars (One Act)

James McLure

Short Play

3m

ISBN: 9780822209249

Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam injuries while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital.

Also published in a full length version.

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Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam injuries while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital. Gately, a hillbilly, fiddles compulsively with a disemboweled radio; Silvio, a streetwise, big-city type, is addicted to "flashing" (even though his sex organs have suffered—he thinks—irremediable battle damage); while Natwick, a prissy "rich kid" from Long Island, writes letters to his mother telling her how much he wants to become a close friend of Gately (while omitting mention of how actively Silvio dislikes him). Comprised of a series of brief blackout scenes, the play blends these into a meaningful mosaic as the three tease, torment, entertain, exasperate and, on occasion, solace each other—maintaining throughout a hilarity which belies their deep concern about the uncertainties of the civilian world to that they will soon be returning.

Also published in a full length version.

Paired with Lone Star in its Louisville and Broadway productions, this perceptive, touching play, which deals with three Vietnam veterans recuperating in an Army hospital, is both compassionate and funny while remaining uncompromisingly honest. "He is creating character comedy." —NY Times. "…deftly constructed, often very funny a true grasp on the absurdities of living." —NY Magazine. "I have nothing but praise for Mr. McLure." —The New Yorker.
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