Fallujah - A Drama about the Iraq War
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“Fallujah,” a new play by award-winning playwright W. Colin McKay, is set in present day Iraq and, on the surface, is concerned with the investigation by a female reporter and military male investigator into the deaths (murder or suicide?) of two soldiers during the second Battle of Fallujah.
Theatrically surrounding the action of the investigation, monologues and raps reveal the “why” and the “context” of the deaths. Also, we see the relationship between the reporter and investigator and the relationship between the two soldiers surprisingly parallel each other as the play dramatizes the horror of war and its inherent irrationality that flips the moral compass of the men and women of Fallujah.
Ultimately, however, “Fallujah” is not about the “why” of the action of the two soldiers, or of the two investigators, or the “why” of the Iraq War, or even war in general; but about the process of dehumanization caused by war that inflicts the most severe, irreparable and, sometimes, fatal damage to those caught up in its horror.
“Fallujah” is a personal play of the personal stories told by real soldiers in a real war.