Pvt. Wars

Pvt. Wars

by James McLure
     
 
Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam War injuries while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital. Gately, a hillbilly, fiddles compulsively with a disemboweled radio; Silvio, a streetwise, big-city type, is addicted to "flashing" (even though his sex organs have suffered�he thinks�irremediable battle damage); while Natwick, a prissy "rich kid" from Long

Overview

Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam War injuries while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital. Gately, a hillbilly, fiddles compulsively with a disemboweled radio; Silvio, a streetwise, big-city type, is addicted to "flashing" (even though his sex organs have suffered�he thinks�irremediable battle damage); while Natwick, a prissy "rich kid" from Long Island, writes letters to his mother telling her how much he wants to become a close friend of Gately (while omitting mention of how actively Silvio dislikes him). Comprised of a series of brief blackout scenes, the play blends these into a meaningful mosaic as the three tease, torment, entertain, exasperate and, on occasion, solace each other�maintaining throughout a hilarity that belies their deep concern about the uncertainties of the civilian world to which they will soon be returning.

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...alternately funny and poignant...PVT. WARS has been expanded into a consistently engrossing full-length drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822209256
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1980
Pages:
59
Product dimensions:
50.00(w) x 75.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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