Jack T. Lane
Louis Armstrong Theatre - Performing Arts Center
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
Theatre at Grand Valley presents AN IDENTIFIED ENEMY
Date: November 9, 2012
November 9 - 17, 2012
Set in war-torn Baghdad and the United States, ex-serviceman Jamie Foster struggles to uncover the fate of a young Iraqi man who befriended him and saved his life--only to have been later kidnapped and “disappeared” by agents of U.S. intelligence. The world premiere of a searing new play about the war on terror, by national award-winning author Max Bush.
November 9, 10, 15 & 16 . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
November 11 & 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Tickets range from $12.00 to $6.00 and available starting August 20.
Fri. 11/9 7:30 Opening Might & Free Catered Reception Following
Sat. 11/10 7:30 Performance
Sun. 11/11 2:00 Performance Followed by Experts Panel/Audience Discussion
Thu. 11/15 7:30 Performance Followed by Experts Panel/Audience Discussion
Fri. 11/16 7:30 Performance
Sat. 11/17 2:00 Closing Performance
An Identified Enemy tells the story of Jamie Foster, an Iraqi war veteran who has recently returned to civilian life, as he desperately tries to locate a young Iraqi man who befriended him in Baghdad. Jamie and his girlfriend Della, another Iraqi vet, have enrolled in college and are trying to re-adjust to civilian life; but Jamie spends most of his time worrying about his Iraqi friend, Jalil, who saved his life in Baghdad from an IED explosion. Jamie was never certain whether or not Jalil knew the bomb had been planted. Before Jamie left Baghdad, Jalil was arrested by authorities and then kidnapped by American intelligence officers who “disappeared” him from his family and from Baghdad altogether. Della tries to encourage Jamie to “move on” and put the war behind him, but the question of rendition (kidnapping foreign nationals for torture and interrogation) gnaws at Jamie, and is never completely answered. The story is set in Baghdad and Michigan, and the characters include soldiers, Iraqi men and women, civilian contractors, prison officials, intelligence officers, translators and others.
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