By Nicholas Biria
“Welcome Home Jenny Sutter” tells the story of a returning Iraq Veteran, struggling to come to terms with her life in the aftermath of war. The play explores what it means to lose, and find, a part of oneself. The play will be held in the B.B.T. from Oct. 16 to Oct. 24.
“Welcome Home Jenny Sutter” is a dark comedy, featuring music about healing and the story about the nation ignoring its returning veterans. Jenny Sutter is a mother and veteran who has just returned home from Iraq. She is unable to fulfill her motherly duties after returning. To buy some time, Jenny takes a trip to deserted desert community and leaves her family behind. There she explores herself and searches for her purpose.
Lighting and Stage Manager Amelia E. Langshaw is set for the production.
“I really enjoy coming every day and directing people and showing them the ropes.” Langshaw said. “My job consists of making sure the lights are set just right and making sure everyone is there for rehearsals.”
It is clear that the students put a lot of work and effort into this production. Wendy Wisely, who specializes in acting history and improve is director of the play, in charge of the whole production from costumes to sets to props.
“Welcome Home Jenny Sutter” premieres Friday at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee and 8 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $10 to $15.