Set shortly after the end of the Vietnam War, the wives of six Marine Corps aviators have gathered in the night after hearing that one of the base's jet fighters has crashed. Secrets are revealed as they wait to find out which one of their husbands is not coming home.
Offering a glimpse back to a period not so long ago, Silent Heroes is not only about these women's struggle with the meanings of sacrifice at a time when political, cultural and social changes divided our country. It is about race relations, women's rights, war, peace, family, loneliness, and a tenuous social structure that enables military wives to cope with the constant fear that their husbands' lives and their futures could end.
Inspired by a true story, Silent Heroes won "Best Play" at FutureFest (Dayton, OH), at the Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American Plays (Richmond, VA), and at the Pittsburgh New Play Festival. It has also been honored with the Source Literary Prize (Washington, DC).
The Roundtable Ensemble is proud to present its New York premier.
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