For the families involved, the real war often happens after the fighting ends. Delia Knight's world-premiere play is a personal and intimate true portrait of a family navigating their Marine son and brother's return from Iraq. The relief they feel at his safe return takes a far more unsettling turn when they realize that PTSD and suicide among veterans is now their reality and not simply a concept buried in the back pages of the newspaper. While not a typical holiday subject, it's estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide every day, and these numbers spike during the holidays. Disappearing Act puts this very real problem directly in the spotlight, on stage this holiday season at Diversionary Theatre.
This play addresses veteran PTSD and suicide.