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    By Bill Cain

    Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
    February 7 — March 2, 2013
    OpenForum discussion dates: February 13, 21, and 28 
    In spring 2006, Private Reeves receives an honorable discharge from the army, returns home to Texas, and wakes up in a prison cell. On trial for brutal war crimes committed in Iraq, Reeves will not (or cannot) explain his motives. And everyone, from his lawyer to his pastor to the public, latches on to a different story. Mirroring Dante’s Inferno, this fierce psychological drama ventures into the darkest corners of both the war and the mind -- in hopes of light on the other side.
    Featuring Katy Carkuff, Jonathan Feuer, Julian Elijah Martinez*, Scott McCormick
    Scenic design by Klyph Stanford, lighting design by Dan Covey, costume design by Frank Labovitz, sound design by Thomas Sowers, and graphic design by Carolyn Sewell
    9 Circles (2013), photography by Melissa Blackall
    Washington Post: "... tease[s] out provocative questions about war, justice, guilt."
    Washington City Paper: " ... it’s easy to understand why Forum Theatre, a smart, scrappy troupe with a focus on new work, signed on to stage the DC debut of the playwright’s 9 Circles."
    Broadway World - DC: "Brilliant, compelling war drama ... where you will come to care deeply about every character you meet."

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    DC Theatre Scene: " ... that kind of special performance for which Helen Hayes Awards were created."
    Washingtonian: "... a discomfiting but profound experience." 
    MoCoVox: "... very intriguing and visersal play about the conflict."
    DC Metro Arts: " ... 9 Circles comes at a very apt time."