Junk Girls

the los feliz theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE night tinted glasses certified reviewer August 27, 2021
tagged as: uneven · flawed · Loneliness · Love · casualties · soldiers · iraq · powerful · intimate
I am going to pontificate a lot here. The various characters entwine over the fact so many have connections with the then-current war in Iraq (the play is set in 2007), and one way or another nearly all connect with a young woman who is a U.S. Army casualty notifications officer. That job is exactly what it sound like. She has to go and tell loved ones in person their son, daughter, spouse, sibling, etc. has died. In person. This CNO has been saddled with an army photographer and a freelance journalist to "record" and of course publicize this process--a fact she finds appalling and thoughtless, and then of course the way the journalist especially shows an attitude of nothing matters, everything is a joke only makes her feel this more. A... full review