PUBLISHED: 11:12 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2006
'What I Heard About Iraq' opens Friday
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 100 in Juneau and Juneau Douglas Little Theatre are presenting "What I Heard About Iraq," which is based on an article of the same name by Eliot Weinberger.

Performances begin Friday, Jan. 27 and run through Sunday, Feb. 5 at McPhetres Hall at the Church of the Holy Trinity, near Fourth and Gold Streets.

The show uses direct quotes from politicians, military chiefs, soldiers and Iraqi citizens to explore the human story in Iraq.

"The play is neither fiction nor speculation; it takes us into the war and confronts us with the human drama, the human toll. This is not about history or about something going on 'over there.' This is about what's going on here, in American, now," adaptor Simon Levy said.

Directed by Deborah Smith, the play features five actors portraying multiple roles.

A talk back session, which will be led by leaders in the Juneau community.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28 and Feb. 3-4, with matinees at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5.

Tickets for all performances are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors over 65. They are available at Rainy Day Books and Hearthside Books.

For more information, call Ellen Walker at 586-2976 or Deborah Smith at 586-1175.