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    Luther by Ethan Lipton

    Presented by at Chelsea Theatre Works

    April 5 - May 4, 2013


    Luther by Ethan Lipton

    "hilarious and horrifying....
    an excellent play that explores how we alternately
    demonize, deify and finally ignore our wounded warriors"
    —NY Times

    A ferocious satire in which a society dealing with its own form of PTSD adopts out traumatized veterans in a manner somewhere between the ASPCA and the Foster Parents Plan.

    Well-intentioned, high-strung parents Walter and Marjorie love Luther to a fault. But should they have brought him to the office party?

    "Lipton's brilliant, unsettling conceit anatomizes liberal America’s squeamishness about soldiers. Often, we either patronize them, paying lip service to the value of military service while secretly deploring the violence they’ve been trained to commit, or we infantilize them, seeing them as helpless victims of poverty and policy. Either way, they’re both an abstract quantity and somewhat less than autonomous adults." -The Village Voice


    Chelsea Theatre Works

    189 Winnisimmet Street
    Chelsea, MA 02150

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $25 $35 for combo tickets for Luther and pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

    General Day and Time Info:

    Reception with the actors in the Gallery following each performance.

    Phone: 617-887-2336

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