“This Decalogue of monologues has shocking force and awesome honesty…candid, uncensored, and blistering…heart-clutching, eye-witness mosaic…”
—Los Angeles Times
In remembrance of the two-year anniversary of the war in Iraq, a private Operation Truth benefit show will launch the play on Thursday, March 17 at 8pm.
Cocktails and a panel discussion featuring Sean Huze and OpTruth’s Paul Rieckhoff and Robert Acosta will follow the performance. Tickets are $100 and are only available by contacting Parveen Doshi at (212)
982-9699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The play addresses the experiences of Sean Huze, an actor who joined the U.S. Marine Corps on September 12th, in direct response to the events of September 11th. The story is based on the war as experienced by some of the Marines of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. They fought through Nasirya, Al Kut, Baghdad, Tikrit and many places in between. Now their stories can be heard. Their accounts of the war, related in ten chilling monologues, expose the rage, honor, courage, commitment, doubt, fear, and remorse experienced by the men who followed their orders and accomplished every mission they received. These men earned the name of ‘Destroyers’ from the Iraqi opposition and were among the most feared units the Iraqis encountered.
According to the LA Times, ‘The Sand Storm’ “serves up experiential truth without editorializing, as first time playwright Huze himself has so heroically done.”
The Sand Storm: Stories from the Front will open to the public on March 18 and run to April 23, 2005, on Thu, Fri, & Sat @ 8 at the Elephant Asylum Theater, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038. All seats are $20. For tickets, call Plays411 at (323) 960-4410 or visit:
More info is available at www.thesandstorm.com and www.optruth.org .