By Joyce Rothermel
City Theater has been performing a world premiere about war and its negative impacts, “We Are Among Us,” since May 11 ending June 2. The play investigates the personal cost of war and what it means to survive.
With her military contractor career firmly behind her, single mother Laura finally has her son front and center in her life. But when a reporter appears demanding answers to a covered-up, decade-old story from her time in Afghanistan, the murky events of a single night resurface, revealing untold truths and painful consequences.
I am grateful to City Theatre for using its platform, space, and resources to raise awareness about the obvious and hidden consequences of warfare – including the current war in Afghanistan that the U.S. has been waging for the past 18 years. There are no winners.
Joyce Rothermel is a long time member of the Thomas Merton Center.
NewPeople Newspaper VOL. 49 No. 5. June, 2019. All rights reserved.