Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 3f
"The young scribe's talent and potential are obvious in this Southern-basted dramatic comedy about the war mystique as it plays out on the American home front..." — Variety
"The young scribe's talent and potential are obvious in this Southern-basted dramatic comedy about the war mystique as it plays out on the American home front... — Variety
"...Poignancy and terrific humor in both the writing and performances..."" - Theatremania.com
"If there's anything that stands out about Oohrah! at the Atlantic Theater Company's Stage II, it's the off-Broadway introduction of playwright Bekah Brunstetter, whose play is a fascinating, original take on something we've come to see rather often nowadays: the war play.... Let's hope we hear her voice uptown again real soon." - nytheatre.com
"The play skillfully depicts how the demands of military service affect an individual family and society as a whole. Brunstetter's people are real and funny. She never condescends to them or treats them as symbols to put a point across...A big hurrah for Oohrah! — Back Stage
"There have been plenty of plays about the Iraq War on New York stages in the past several years but few that deal as directly with the viewpoints of military families as Oohrah!... Bekah Brunstetter makes an impressively smart debut (no one could argue that she doesn't have dramatic chops)" — MusicOMH
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Fayetteville, North Carolina, and an airplane above it.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
ABBY - Late-20s, a stewardess.
RON - Mid-30s, a captain in the US Army. AT home: a lover and father and squash planter.
SARA - Mid-30s, petite, pretty, Abby's sister, trophy with of Ron, simple.
LACEY - Ron and Sara's 14 year old daughter, a future US Marine.
CHRISTOPHER - Mis-20s, Skinny, The modern young man: pale, technologically advanced. A security guard at the local airport, scared of most things.
CHIP - Early 20s, large forced muscles, a high and tight, a lifer.
POP POP - Sara and Abby's aged grandfather, a veteran, suffers from dementia.
OOHRAH! premiered at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City in September 2009 under the direction of Evan Cabnet.