CATEGORY: DRAMA

PLOT:
Chaos reigns near the end of the War in the Pacific so Gabriel sheds his wings to lead a band of Marines at Okinawa, thinking America to be the last, best hope for humanity. But when the platoon realizes the flag-raising at Iwo Jima was a publicity stunt designed to sell war bonds, they begin to question the righteousness of their cause. The women they’ve left behind cope with an uncertain future as their homeland teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. With their able-bodied men fighting overseas, the women’s lives and their dreams are in limbo.

PLAYWRIGHT:
While pursuing his Masters in Writing for Performance at the University of Cambridge, Thomas Mullen saw several of his works produced. “Backroom,” a story of the Fenian invasion of Canada shortly after the Civil War, anchored the Festival of New Writing at Downing. While at Cambridge he was also a member of the legendary sketch comedy group, The Cambridge Footlights. In 2022 the Philipsburg Opera House hosted a run of his musical, “One L of a Town.” Mullen has been a proud theater geek for all of his 63 years, co-founding a community theater in the Black Hills of Wyoming and most recently, a playwright’s workshop in New Orleans, where he spends his winters. He summers in Union, Washington with his wife, Annie, and their Welsh Terrier, Harry. The epic “Flags” is his first, full-length production. www.togovern.com

CONTENT WARNINGS: Suggested for age 12+ (onstage war scene and death)
Produced by: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

Production Team

PLAYWRIGHT: TOM MULLEN
DIRECTOR/SET/GRAPHIC DESIGN: SKIP PLOSS
SM: Jasmine Cores

Cast

Archangel Gabriel: Aiden Cannavino
Mike: Anthony Presta
Rafe: Nick Ricci
Prudence: Erin Sullivan
Laverna: Alexia Onthank
Marconi : Liam Gallery
Lucy: Lisa Dahlstrom
Papa C/Ringmaster/Marine Burial Detail 1: James Chiles
Lavera’s Father/Marine Burial Detail 2: Bob Kline
theater set of a living room

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