You Know When the Men Are Gone: Two Short Stories by Siobhan Fallon
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Featured review from chris okon
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Word for Word consistently goes far and above simple storytelling with their staged readings; I have always love their productions.
You should not miss their current production of You Know When the Men Are Gone--two moving stories about individuals trying to put back the pieces of themselves that were blown apart by war.
Much of the power comes from what is not said directly, because how does one explain the nightmare that led to one man's survival and another's demise? How can anyone control how others treat those who have suffered and continue to do so?
Powerful, powerful performances bring these stories to life. You will not only be watching a show, you will, like a family member, become engaged in their struggles.
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I did not find anything new or inspiring from this play, so it dragged on. I believe there is more information and better stories on PBS and 60 Minutes about the problems of returning Veterans. I wish I could have given the money I spent for...continued
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Read an article about Fallon’s stories and their adaptation for the stage in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Fallon’s unflinching lens, attention to everyday detail and unassumingly expressive metaphors seem tailor-made for the ensemble’s bare-bones performance style.” —San Francisco Chronicle