Jerry Quickley

Jerry Quickley: Un-Embedded

This unflinching account of Iraqi society ravaged by war and occupation is a powerful combination of poetry, journalism and personal history from the award-winning Los Angeles performance poet and host of the KPFK radio program Beneath the Surface. Based on his own first-hand experiences as an independent reporter in Iraq, Quickley’s one-man piece explores the relationships between people and policies under the ongoing U.S. occupation, giving voice to the fears, frustrations and hopes of both Iraqis and Americans on the ground there. The sharply drawn characters include a former Iraqi commando with deep animus for both Hussein’s regime and U.S. policies across the region; a Christian motivational speaker shipped in to inspire the Iraqi police; an ex-stuntman turned mercenary; an Iraqi businessman who has profited handsomely from the occupation but now lives in fear of kidnappers… Un-Embedded, the second play in a planned trilogy on Iraq, offers stark and candid insights into how people live and work in war-torn communities when the cameras are turned off, when the posturing stops, and when it’s time to listen to each other.

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THU 10/4
8:30 pm
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FRI 10/5
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 10/6
8:30 pm
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SUN 10/7
3:00 pm
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