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Healing Wars

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Bill Pullman stars in Liz Lerman's theatrical dance that explores the role of healers in battles from the Civil War to the present.

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An interesting and thought provoking performance

I much enjoyed this engaging interpretation of the impacts of war, and its focus on the commonalities across centuries despite advances in both medicine and the tools of war. A bit heavy-handed in its messaging in spots, but it has important points to make. The performance begins with audience members having the opportunity to enter the theater via a series of dioramas depicting the performers in a variety of Civil War era settings, and culminating with Bill Pullman sitting and chatting with the soldier in the cast about his experiences (including the amputation of his leg). Although most people continue to their seats, I recommend stopping and listening to this conversation until it's time for the show to begin. You'll be richer for it.