by Gregory S. Carr

Earl Jackson, Jr. (E.J.) and Larry Johnson (L-Dog) are U.S. Army Rangers, serving in Somalia, under “Operation Restore Hope” in 1994. E.J. has gotten romantically involved with Halima Ibrahim, a young Somali woman. They meet clandestinely in dangerous, war-torn, Mogadishu, Somalia. Halima’s older sister, Jamila and E.J. ‘s fellow Army Ranger and friend L-Dog, oppose the relationship, which ends with tragic circumstances. This is a tale of war and love.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Gregory S. Carr, is an Assistant Professor of Theatre in Communication Studies at Harris-Stowe State University. Gregory is an accomplished director, playwright, actor and published writer. His award-winning plays include: Johnnie Taylor Is Gone and A Colored Funeral re produced at the historic Karamu House in Cleveland and at the Cleveland Playhouse; Tinderbox, which was featured at the East St. Louis Centennial Cultural Commission Initiative commemorated the devastating East St. Louis Massacre of 1917; and Live from Ferguson! which dramatizes the events leading up to the shooting of Michael Brown and the Ferguson Protests. Gregory’s essays and plays have appeared in several publications such as Sacred Conflicts: Plays from the Religious Arts FestivalTheatre SymposiumThe Routledge Companion to African Theatre and Cosmic Underground: A Grimoire of Black Speculative Discontent. His latest work, Watch Night, deals with a band of superheroes in a dystopian America in 2062.

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