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Tonight: 'Home of the Soldier,' Simpsons-themed trivia

May 31, 2012 - 11:19 AM
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Iko and Vato in "Home of the Soldier" (Facebook/Synetic Theater)

A young man's video-chatting with his father, who's fighting in an unnamed war, when he disappears from the screen as conflict erupts. Home of the Soldier, a new play written by Synetic Theater's Ben Curtis and directed by Paata Tsikurishvili, is a raw and moving journey through the terrain of modern warfare as a son enlists in a war in search for answers. The Washington Post writes, "Tsikurishvili and Cunis devoted months to research, interviewing numerous veterans, including a Georgian soldier who lost both legs in Afghanistan. 'I was talking to him to find out, what is a real soldier’s perspective?...When real bullets start flying towards you, how does that feel? What is that emotional moment? How does it feel the first time you kill somebody?'." Synetic Theater. 8 p.m. 14+. Pay-What-You-Can preview.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre's Simpsons-themed trivia nights promoting the opening of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, hosts its final evening at Rock & Roll Hotel. Stop by for drinks and test out how well you know Mr. Burns. Rock & Roll Hotel. 7:30 p.m. Stay for alt-rock band Hurt and Chappo's island-pop sounds (their DC9 headlining show has been cancelled). Bravenoise opens. 8 p.m. $14.

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