lightning rod theater · Ages 14+ · United States of America

world premiere

Marines. Army. Navy. The Taliban. Two kids. A firefight. News about the horrific bombings at the Kabul Airport during the American evacuation on August 26, 2021, prod six US veterans and their Afghan interpreter to relive their memories of a brutal firefight with the Taliban a decade before. Developed from stories penned by US veterans during LRT’s Lightning in a Bottle play development program. “I hated myself. Hated the world for not allowing me a moment’s grace for all my hard work and sacrifice. Hated those who cheered me on with the empty head-nod of, ‘Thank you for your service,’ as though they already knew my story and they didn’t really need to hear it.” — US Marine, WE GOT YOUR SIX

Production Team

* Fringe Veteran