American Soldiers by Matt Morillo
directed by Dennis Schebatta
The patriarch of a politically prominent Long Island family fights to hold the family together when his eldest daughter, an Army veteran, returns from the Middle East for an uneasy homecoming. The girl, emotionally scarred from her military service, is struggling to take her ex-boyfriend and sister away with her to start a new life in Colorado. Her aim is to liberate them of their hometown influences of society, religion and class that her to enlist. The play reveals the urge of children to break away, the power of family destiny and the emotional ties that bind.