Photo by Don Kellogg

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The American Pilot

A country torn up by a long civil war - somewhere, you are led to believe, in the middle east. A small village. The local tribe of freedom fighters. A local farmer and his family just looking to eek out a living. In crashes an American Pilot and the whole place explodes - brimming with hope, with fear, and possibilities.
The story was well told on a small intimate stage at City Center (Manhattan Theater Company). I'm not one for these political plays. You can only imagine how this one ends. The Americans rescue one of their own in the grand finale erasing all the hope and innocence that may have once existed.