by Lynn Rosen
directed by Connie Grappo
with Jen Albano, Peter Bradbury, Karl Kenzler, Haskell King, Christopher Larkin, Aubrey Levy and Annie Torsiglieri
May 3-27, 2007
at the Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church
Back From the Front paints an absurd picture of America at war, a hilarious and finally tragic portrait of a family coming apart at the seams.
When a government liaison announces to the Walker family on national TV that their son, Robbie, who’s been mysteriously inaccessible since his helicopter was shot down in Iraq, will be delivered home for Thanksgiving, they are overjoyed. But when a strange young man in uniform arrives on their door-step, they go to record depths of denial to avoid the unbearable prospect of loss.