Medal of Honor Rag at Antrim Playhouse
NOTE: This is not an Elmwood event
Antrim Playhouse will be presenting Tom Cole’s play Medal of Honor Rag based on the Medal of Honor recipient Dwight H. Johnson.
1969, at an army hospital, near Washington D.C. a black soldier (DJ) who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and a psychiatrist, both guilty survivors of war, verbally spar until the doctor draws out the horror and disgust of war that has haunted DJ. His barriers crumbling, DJ flips the script and confronts the psychiatrist, exposing the man behind the professional façade. Despite this game of mental chess, DJ desperately hopes to be made whole and the psychiatrist believes he can help in that journey.
The production, directed by long time Elmwood director Joe Lima, features former Elmwoodian Ryan McNeill and Elmwood members Michael Edan and Damon Fischetti. Performances are Friday and Saturday Feb 8th and 9th at 8 PM with matinees Saturday February 9th and Sunday February 10th at 2 PM at Antrim Playhouse 15 Spook Rock Road. Tickets can be secured ahead of time by calling Antrim Playhouse at 845 354-9503.