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Philadelphia premiere of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, a poetic exploration of the military experience.

Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue

By Philadelphia native Quiara Alegría Hudes

February 23 – March 14, 2010
Independence Studio on 3 Production History

He was his father's son. He was America's soldier. From the writer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, In the Heights, comes a touching and lyrical story of a young Philadelphian, Lance Corporal Elliot Ortiz, returning home after receiving the Purple Heart. He must decide if he should take on a second tour-of-duty in Iraq. As he searches his heart, he discovers the unspoken connections between fathers and sons. Melding a poetic dreamscape with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, this young man takes us on an unforgettable journey across time and generations.

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