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‘July, 2017’

In “Seeing You” experience U.S. military’s dark mindset in great ‘patriotic’ WWII

In “Seeing You” experience U.S. military’s dark mindset in great ‘patriotic’ WWII

Just before you enter the large open space where this immersive play takes place, you pick up a silver dog tag that says, “Seeing you – heaven, hell or Hoboken.” It’s the fate of some American soldiers who have just been drafted to fight in World War II. It’s also their fate to be subject to flag-waving jingoism by the local congressman (Ted Hannan). And to endemic racism: at a see-off-the-draftees party at a local music club, one of the friends (Eriko Jimbo) is thrown out because she is Japanese. Welcome to the fight for democracy: plus ça change…