CAMP HERO a staged reading, written by Charles F. Carlino
Camp Hero is not a story of war, nor a story about the horrors of the terror act of 9/11; It is a story about the pain and devastation to the hearts and souls of those who lived through these atrocities.
Camp Hero brings us closer than we dare to the reality and suffering of a past horror. One might call this pain a disease, with its symptoms the recollection of an enemy, that once attacked and damaged their souls, till their victims become walking zombies of the human race. Look around, they are there, they are all around us, they dare not impose.
Once beautiful flowers of mankind, they stood tall, proud, full of life's vigor, ready to greet each day with purpose. All this has been stripped away. No longer can they function as we do, no longer are they able to mend, to dream or even to exist. These children are trapped in a hell. Their only salvation is the brotherhood that keeps them alive to make it through another day.
On the shores of Eastern Long Island, at the place known as "The End," stands a mighty lighthouse, casting its majestic beam for more than a century bridging the time between two worlds. High on the steep, rocky bluffs flanking its western border, you can still see the remains of a fortress, this skeleton of a once thriving outpost, still active with the many souls who lived and died there serving our great nation during World War II.
It is here among the ruins that our story comes alive, offering an answer to the pain and suffering from the tragic loss of our loved ones. It is here at Camp Hero, we begin to heal.
Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre (View)
709 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
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