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

world premiere
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CAROL BECKER certified reviewer June 24, 2023
tagged as: Taliban · War · veterans · drama · ensemble
Powerful drama. Powerful performers. Powerful directing. All-in-all, this was a gripping piece of theatre presented on a sparse set that allowed all focus to be on the words and the performance. I came in not knowing anyone involved in this show and I left very moved and more informed about some of our veterans' experiences. Bearing witness to different narratives in what the Fringe is about - BRAVO to all involved in this show! ... full review
CHERISH DUKE certified reviewer June 18, 2023
This play crackles with intensity, passion and power. It tells a harrowing true story of our nations finest with finesse and poignant storytelling. With wonderful performances by all “We Got Your six” should not be missed ... full review
TONY FOSTER certified reviewer June 18, 2023
tagged as: best of fringe
We Got Your Six is a sober reminder of the brutalities of war and the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women who fight them. Paul Hoan Zeidler’s play is a tour de force in storytelling. With nothing but an empty stage and an excellent cast of seven, the narrative of one harrowing tour of duty in Afghanistan and its aftermath sucker-punches us with a dose of reality most of us in this country never have or will experience. Zeidler had the daunting task of weaving true stories from actual veterans to create a gripping, visceral picture in just sixty minutes that one is not soon to forget. The play begins with stomps to the floor! waking us up! grabbing our attention! like a pounding heartbeat that carries us through tales of each s... full review
JULIA LINGER certified reviewer June 11, 2023
tagged as: powerful · moving
From the writing to direction to performances, this show was unforgettable. It felt like such a raw glimpse into the human experience for something no one should ever have to face. To say there was any singular standout performance would be impossible. The entire cast carried the story in such a vulnerable, and powerful way. The actors were so perfectly cast and delivered performances only a true professional and human with such empathy and understanding of a story could. I was often so engulfed with the story and delivery I would forget I was in a theatre.... full review
CHERYL BRICKER certified reviewer June 11, 2023
Powerful and thought provoking... full review
BRAD MASTERS certified reviewer June 24, 2023
War stories are hard to watch because of the devastating events that happen to the people who live to tell them! The cast and director delicately blended the sensitivity and strength of each character toward an astounding evening of theater!!... full review
ALLIE-RAE TREHARNE certified reviewer June 24, 2023
Strong, relentless, committed, bold, and thought provoking. Strong cast. Recommend! ... full review
NATALIE FERNANDEZ certified reviewer June 24, 2023
THE BEST SHOW in this year's Fringe lineup. I was moved by everyone's performance, especially Jessica's [Brittney DeLynn] portrayal. What a POWERFUL show. My boyfriend did two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and we were deeply grateful for the play write and the commitment of the actors to give a stellar performance. This is true fine art. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2023
Great show, moving and impactful story well performed ... full review
I ZEVOS certified reviewer June 12, 2023
On a stripped down stage in Hollywood, We Got Your Six takes you to Afghanistan and back. From the manic highs of battle to the quiet devastations of homecoming, the cast keeps you riveted with the emotional impact of their interlocking stories. ... full review