The Vietnam War In The Words of The Women Who Served at 59 E 59th
“If I had to do it again, I would. But if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her to go through the same things that I did. The scars are too great.”
History tends to swallow women’s stories. They were silenced during their lifetimes, and very little can be done to unearth words that were only ever spoken in perfect privacy, if at all.
So I was excited to learn about the efforts of Ashley Adelman, founder of NYC’s Infinite Variety Productions, and their latest play, In Their Footsteps, playing July 13th and 14th at 59 E 59th.
The play is written entirely with the words of women who served in the Vietnam War, collected by Ashley along with company members Caroline Peters and Kelly Teaford, in a series of interviews. The resulting play transports you to a startling world, focusing on the women who served as volunteers and military personnel in one of the deadliest and most contentious wars of the modern age.
For the rest of the story at OnStage Blog, please click here.