Black Watch: National Theatre of Scotland's Iraq War Drama
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The last date listed for Black Watch was Sunday October 7, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Photoman
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I attended the Wednesday (2/2) matinee. While I was prepared to tackle the Scottish accents and the story, I was not prepared for the music and the singing! This is a multi-dimensional staging with bagpipes, vocal duets, and very creative choreography. I found the story to be at various times haunting, bawdy, emotionally draining, and intimate. I agree with one of the reviewers that this piece would be even more powerful in a smaller venue that could create a greater intimacy between the performers and the audience. I believe the playwrite's decision to end the show as he does put the perfect final "note" on the piece. If you can get tickets, see this play!
Quotes & Highlights
- "...one of the most richly human works of art to have emerged from this long-lived war." --The New York Times
- See a preview video of the show.
Shakespeare Theatre Company presents
A production by The National Theatre of Scotland
by Gregory Burke
directed by John Tiffany
Hurtling from a pool room in Scotland to an armored wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. John Tiffany’s production from the National Theatre of Scotland makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.
This show contains very strong language, loud explosions and strobe lighting. It is recommended for those age 13 and older.
About the Ticket Supplier: Shakespeare Theatre Company
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation's premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.