Due to demand for tickets, The Vineyard will present Voices in Conflict for two 9 PM performances July 12-13 (in addition to the already scheduled 7 PM performances July 11-13).
The controversial play, written by students of Wilton High School, was originally banned from performance by the school's principal, while the superintendent deemed Voices in Conflict "sensational and inappropriate."
The documentary-style project is a series of monologues based on the words of actual soldiers serving in Iraq. The monologues were culled from various interviews, blogs, letters and the book "In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive" as well as the documentary "The Ground Truth."
The cast for Voices in Conflict features Wilton High School students Sarah Anderson, Nick Basile, Erin Clancy, Afton Fleming, Devon Fontaine, Seth Koproski, Chris Kozlowski, Natalie Kropf, Nick Lanza, Cameron Scott Nadler, Jimmy Presson, Allie Rizzo, Tara Ross, Dagan Rossini, Taylor Telyan and Mike Ward. Their faculty advisor and instructor of the Advanced Theatre class, Bonnie Dickinson, directs.
Voices In Conflict runs July 11-13 at 7 PM and 9 PM July 12-13 at The Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street). All tickets are free and must be reserved in advance through the Vineyard box office (108 East 15th Street, between Union Square East and Irving Plaza), by calling (212)353-0303 or by visiting www.vineyardtheatre.org For more information visit www.voicesinconflict.com.