You Took Away My Flag, A Rock Musical About Kosovo
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The last date listed for You Took Away My Flag was Sunday May 23, 2010 / 3:00pm (Closing Night).
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An Original Musical About Kosovo
Written by Henry H. Perritt Jr.
After the Srebrenica massacre and the winding down of the war in Bosnia, Slobodan Milosevic, popularly elected as Serbia’s president, directed his full attention to Kosovo, demonizing the majority Albanian population there as primitive terrorists and fundamentalists. His forces butchered men and boys, burned houses, killed livestock, and expelled some 800,000 Albanians from their homes.
You Took Away My Flag shows how a young Albanian teenager and his older sister responded, both determined to realize their very different dreams despite the political storm raging around them. This rock opera shows the power of the human spirit to surprise those who underestimate it, celebrates different kinds of bravery, and recognizes that dreams, even when realized, are often accompanied by seeds of potential destruction.
Through the voices and visions of the play’s characters, audience members can feel what it was like to be in the middle of places like Srebrenica while trying to hold on to human dignity.