It’s the final summer of the twentieth century: The Rolling Stones are on tour and, somewhere in the Great Central Valley of California, Ben’s trailer is the last one standing.
Ben and Jeeter fought together in Vietnam. For thirty years they have been united by a war that divided the world.
Just as their reunion is getting underway, they are interrupted by Jeeter’s new girlfriend and her mother in hot pursuit. As the night deepens their shared past is thrown into focus, bringing its ghosts vividly to life. A fierce, funny, haunting play about a friendship forged by war and tested by time.
The European premiere from award-winning playwright Steven Dietz, recently placed eighth on the list of the Top Ten Most Produced Playwrights in America, equal to Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams.
Reviews for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2005 production:
‘So blisteringly good that it should immediately be airlifted onto a Broadway stage.’ The Chicago Sun-Times
‘Heartbreakingly resonant. In its movement between present reality, memory and fantasy, it is to the Vietnam War what Angels in America was to the AIDS crisis.’ Talkin’ Broadway