NEWS FOR 'AMERICAN SOLDIERS'

 

2012 cast, Santa Ana College: Megan King & Cynthia Aldrich

2012 cast, Santa Ana College: Megan King & Cynthia Aldrich

KEN WERTHER, Playbill.com

"... Since that time, as the subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has become very prominent,American Soldiers has been finding new and growing audiences."

American Soldiers tells the story of the Colletti Family, an upper middle class suburban family being torn apart when the eldest daughter returns from Iraq with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Carlo Sr., the patriarch and PTSD sufferer from his time in Vietnam, must try and keep the family together while confronting his own responsibility in his daughter’s suffering. The play examines the power of family destiny, the urge of children to break away, and an American culture that subjects generation after generation to the horrors of war.

 

 

AMERICAN LEGION HOLLYWOOD POST:

Sergeant Drea Garcia, an Iraq veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-08, is the force behind this brief run. She will be part of a cast that also includes Iraq veterans Staff Sergeant Robert Kugler and Staff Sergeant Chris Loverro, Vietnam-era veteran Max Thayer, along with civilian Cynthia Aldrich, who has performed in the play before.

Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Luis F. Soto directs.

2013 Cast

2013 Cast

American Soldiers, according to press notes, tells the story of the "Colletti Family, an upper middle class suburban family being torn apart when the eldest daughter returns from Iraq with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Carlo Sr., the patriarch and PTSD sufferer from his time in Vietnam, must try and keep the family together while confronting his own responsibility in his daughter’s suffering. The play examines the power of family destiny, the urge of children to break away, and an American culture that subjects generation after generation to the horrors of war."