[act-ma] Award winning, critically acclaimed one man play based on the Iraq war journey of a gay U.S Marine
nateg at pobox.com
Thu May 14 13:54:10 PDT 2009
A remarkable theater event will be happening starting next week in
Boston. I urge you all to see this play.
Coordinator, Smedley D. Butler Brigade Veterans For Peace
The Eyes of Babylon
Award winning, critically acclaimed one man play based on the Iraq war
journey of gay U.S Marine Jeff Key
BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
MAY 21 through JUNE 6, 2009
(866) 811 4111
"In so fervently and colorfully crafting his all-too-human story, Key
demonstrates that the triumphant journey through one's own psyche is
perhaps the greatest adventure of all."
--The Hollywood Reporter
"CRITICS' CHOICE: Disarms our defenses with considerable humor and
lingering punch . . . A poetic depiction worthy of Allen Ginsberg."
"CRITCS' PICK: His performance really soars . . . he'll be an
"CRITICS' CHOICE: An important piece . . . sadly conveys the human
cost of this unnecessary war."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"The Eyes of Babylon is a brave play that is gripping, poetic and
"[With] genuine compassion, anger and tears, this revelation naturally
packs a vital punch."
-- Dublin Metro
"Deafeningly simple yet monumentally epic . . . could some day change
"A powerful one-man show . . . from humor to tears to outrage in the
blink of an eye."
"I was blown away by Jeff's artistry. He was meant to influence us all."
"He is magnificent in every way. I was so moved!"
"The Eyes of Babylon is as astonishing to me as any other work of art
which appears, fresh, from a highly gifted artist. I was drawn into
it, disarmed, and stilled to a state of positive shock and awe. As
moved as I was throughout the presentation, I didn't weep until later,
when the worth and weight of it had sunk in."
“Jeff Key is the living embodiment of the Great American ideal...
compassionate, fair and honorable. He is my American hero.”
"Jeff Key's The Eyes of Babylon is a moving, touching, thought-
provoking piece of theatre that is important and deeply disturbing.
Do not miss it!"
"Knowing Jeff personally I was privileged to watch some of the events
unfold in 'real life time', but when I saw the stage version of his
story and of his struggle, I was moved beyond words..."
-- Leslie Jordan
"[It's] as if Jack Kerouac went to war."
-- Salt Lake City Weekly
"It's the actor's blend of humor and pathos that makes his story
compelling theater. [An] honest, profane account of his journey of
--Salt Lake Tribune
"A different night of theater . . . a well-told story . . .
--Deseret Morning News
"Key's perspectives are intensely emotional with a sense of noble
--The Kentucky Kernel
"It is an artful unburdening of his private struggles. Being himself
becomes an exultant act performed on a stage where Key is obviously
right at home."
-- Birmingham Weekly
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