Are you one of those people who like to be out on the leading edge of what’s happening? Know Theatre of Cincinnati offers a chance to do that with its world premiere of Sean Christopher Lewis’ Iraq war drama, Militant Language. The show looks at how war affects soldiers and their relationships— an intense hostage situation leads them to personal battles that involve loneliness, fear, betrayal and pain. Lewis says, “The characters are a microcosm of our world. They have to deal with each other — with their prejudices and preconceptions.” Five theaters are simultaneously staging Militant Language — in addition to Know, it’s happening at Available Light Theatre in Columbus, The Bang and Clatter Theatre Company in Cleveland, Halcyon Theatre in Chicago and Next Stage in Seattle. Lewis’ work has been seen during several Cincinnati Fringe Festivals, including I Will Make Your Orphans (2004) and Then After WaterMilitant Language opens this weekend; it runs through mid-November in rotation with Reefer Madness: The Musical. $12.
Read a review of the play here.