Outside the Wire, a New Play Revealing War's Lasting Effects
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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“A compelling work of art that everyone in America ought to see… deeply resonant film sequences [and] solidly grounded interplay from all actors, and pauses and silences aching with meaning” —_The Theater Mirror _
Cornerstone Stage Company presents Outside the Wire at the BCA Black Box. This is an original play written by Jimi Stanton and directed by Daniel Marcum. Inspired by a true story, this play will move you to tears, bring you to the edge of your seat, and illuminate the reality that “war is only half the battle.”
Outside the Wire is a play so many soldiers and their families will identify with and a present-day story that must be told through live theater. The story follows Sergeant Mark Mercer as he comes home from Iraq to find that life will never be the same. Half of the story takes place in Iraq, where he is dealing with the hardships and realities of war, while the other half takes place at home in New England, where he struggles to re-adjust to life after the Military. Through a fragmented plot, intense interactive action and film the audience begins to figure out what Mark and his fellow soldiers have gone through, and why Mark feels more connected to the life he had as a soldier in Iraq than his life as a husband and father.