Canal Fulton Players
Community Theatre

By: Joshua Casteel

Show Description:
Returns is a play about "the violation of youth - much more than it is about interrogation, torture, or the Iraq War." This is how Joshua Casteel described his script about four young men in charge of interrogating an Iraqi citizen at Abu Ghraib. "Having the courage to be still, to remember, to comprehend a story, is the battle of post-trauma," he said. He knew this firsthand. After deploying with the United States Army to Iraq in 2004, Casteel had put the finishing touches on his script less than three years after his return.

The script gives readers and viewers alike a window into the lives of America's military personnel. Our media fails to address the difficulties our troops face when trying to re-enter the civilian lifestyle; the manner in which most of us live our lives and the peace of mind we often take for granted. It is the Players’ hope that this production will concentrate more on the effects of war rather than the politics behind it.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Megan Valentino

Josh Rowe, Rufus Malone, Joe Childers, Stephon Harris, and Jacob Spreadbury
Tickets and Press

May 22- May 25


8pm Thursday
8pm Friday
8pm Saturday
8pm Sunday

$10 General Admission

(330) 451-0924

Kathleen Howland Theatre
324 Cleveland Avenue NW
Canton, Ohio 44702

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