Review: Raw, Devastating, Moving Drama of Vietnam Experiences

by Jane Primerano (


For an entire generation that may be the most fraught of all words.

The audience for The Things They Carried opening night, Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Lackland Performing Arts Center's black box theatre at Centenary University ranged from people in the pre-Vietnam generation to students who had no first-hand knowledge of the war. They were all brought In Country by David Sitler's one-man show.

Based on Pulitzer Prize-finalist book by Vietnam vet Tim O'Brien, the show is O'Brien's story. Of trying to avoid going to war. Of going to war. Of trying to recover from war.


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