The Virginia War Memorial and Virginia Rep Co-Produce Four New One Act Plays Written by Veterans

By | January 29, 2023

This March, The Virginia War Memorial Foundation will present four one act plays written by Virginia veterans, which will be professionally produced and performed with leadership from Virginia Repertory Theatre, under the program title, War in Pieces. This project has also received funding from The Carpenter Foundation.

This co-production has grown out of the VWMF’s unique veteran program, The Mighty Pen Project, which offers intensive writing classes to help and encourage veterans to commit their memories and reflections to paper, forming a living documentary of American military service. 

New York Times bestselling author David L. Robbins leads this unique program, and will direct two of the one acts.

The plays will be presented at the VWM’s VMI Alumni Hall. There will be 7 performances, each of which includes all 4 plays together.

Tickets: $25 (General Admission) | $20 for Veterans
Veterans, please call the Box Office at (804) 282-2620 to get tickets at the reduced rate.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, March 17  (7 pm)
Saturday, March 18  (7 pm)
Sunday, March 19  (3 pm)
Thursday, March 23  (7 pm)
Friday, March 24  (7 pm)
Saturday, March 25  (7 pm)
Sunday, March 26  (3 pm)

Tickets to War in Pieces

Play Titles and Descriptions:

The God of Baghdad (by Philip Trezza) – A young Army medic, the first to respond to a car bombing in Baghdad, finds himself playing God, determining which victims may live and who cannot be saved.

Dress Code (by Joseph Maslanka) – Recently out of the Marine Corp., Joe returns to work in the family bar in Philadelphia. A couple of patrons push his buttons, and he has to figure out if he’s ready to be an ex-Marine.

Living on a Prayer (by Rev. Laura Bender) – A twenty-five year Navy/Marine chaplain answers the call for everyone in need, the wounded, the bereaved, the homesick and the frightened. But who does she talk to?

King Baby (by Daniel Barotti) – Crossing The Line is a time-honored seaman’s tradition whenever a vessel crosses the equator. But this time, a leviathan Chinese destroyer shadows a U.S. Navy ship, putting the celebration at risk of an international confrontation at sea.

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