Iraq: February, 1991. High-tech weaponry from eight nations hammers Baghdad’s smokestacks and high-rises to dust. In one nameless shelter huddle eight cold, tired, angry Iraqis. To keep their sanity, they propose a storytelling contest. The result: Eight war stories, full of war’s sadness, horror, and sometimes even laughter. Flowers of War is a “Fantasia on American Themes” — you won’t get the characters you see to resemble the Iraqis you have been conditioned to expect.
cast: 8; (4 F, 4 M)
set: Environmental or site-specific (bomb shelter)
length: 145 min.
Off-Broadway: Nov 1992, Mosaic Productions (NYC)