Wednesday February 10th, 2016 - 7:30 pm (25 total times)
Salt Lake Acting Company will present "Streetlight Woodpecker," by Shawn Fisher, Feb. 10–March 6, 2016. Visit saltlakeactingcompany.org for information. "Streetlight Woodpecker," tells the story of Benji, a Marine who has returned to his Philadelphia neighborhood after being critically injured during battle. Bearing not only the medals he earned, but also the scars, Benji must now face the emotional wounds he avoided by going to war. Following his abusive father's suicide, Benji is rendered homeless and moves in with his childhood friend Sam, a school teacher who lives alone in the house where he grew up. Benji's older sister, Elizabeth, does not like this arrangement and challenges Benji with the same questions that threatened him throughout his youth: questions about his manhood and the nature of his relationship with Sam. In spite of Benji's disruptive presence, Sam attempts to live a normal life, and tries to protect Benji from his own self-destruction. This new work examines family, faith and ultimately, love.