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Streetlight Woodpecker at the Salt Lake Acting Company

by dav.d

Streetlight Woodpecker is the play about a marine named Benji. Benji returns from war with severe physical injuries and he confronts the emotional wounds that existed before he left. He lives with is friend, who happens to be gay, and he deals with his family and friends and the loss of his father.

Shooting hoops at the Streetlight Woodpecker

Shooting hoops at the Streetlight Woodpecker

The Salt Lake Acting Company created an amazing set. This really felt like the back yard of a home in Jersey. The story was very moving and powerful and it leaves you thinking about the young men and women who serve the country. They have wounds before they ever serve. Perhaps it is the emotional scarring that causes them to leave in the first place and those wounds remain when they return from war. And when they return they now have war wounds.

A discussion between friends

A discussion between friends

Living with his childhood friend stirs up emotions that Benji thought he didn’t have or had suppressed. The relationship has its ups and downs as Benji learns more about himself.

Discussing the wounds of war

Discussing the wounds of war

A veteran who feels lost in the world after returning home from war

A veteran who feels lost in the world after returning home from war

Drinking street water

Drinking street water

Discussing addiction and recovery

Discussing addiction and recovery

Fighting about life

Fighting about life

Watching TV in the backyard

Watching TV in the backyard

Discussing life after war

Discussing life after war

A friend's trials

A friend’s trials

Going on a date

Going on a date

Returning home drunk

Returning home drunk

Discussing war medals

Discussing war medals

Finding comfort with a friend

Finding comfort with a friend

The cast and crew behind Streetlight Woodpecker

The cast and crew behind Streetlight Woodpecker

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