SUNY Broome student Khadijah Anderson and instructors Marcia Blackburn and James Michalec join a cast of 10 in an upcoming live radio drama.
Face It! Theatre Company, known in the community for producing hard-hitting social justice issues, has teamed up with Binghamton’s community radio station WBDY (99.5 FM) to premiere an original one-hour radio play to the Greater Binghamton listening audience.
“Lash,” written by Face It! Theatre’s artistic director, J. Vaclav (James) Michalec, follows Upstate Lt. Kris Van Hoven as he leaves for Afghanistan, taking his particular American viewpoints about 9/11, Islam and the U.S. military with him. Once deployed on the desolate reaches of Southwest Afghanistan, he comes face to face with a culture he knows little about. In a self-imposed contest of will, Van Hoven makes a decision that forever changes who he is and how he sees the world. The story of “Lash” is at once American and Afghan, a timely piece that does its part in an attempt to understand how America’s longest war still has no end in sight.
Broadcasting as live performances at 7 p.m. May 9 and 11 on WBDY-LP (99.5 FM) and also available on SoundCloud.