by Steven Dietz
The Vietnam War was America's 20th century war that truly divided our nation. Playwright Steven Dietz is not about to let us forget that.
Ben and Jeeter, both veterans of that war, have for 30 years remained united by that divisive war. Ben lives an reclusive life, never wanting to remember and yet driven to
channel the persona of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara for an explanation of the American plan for that dark and ugly war. Jeeter, on the other hand, lives and breathes the Vietnam War with almost heroic romanticism.
Despite their differences, Ben and Jeeter's war-buddy bond has endured. They laugh, drink together, throw barbs, insults and sometimes punches; but this summer those time-tested rituals are challenged and give way to confessions and self-discoveries