Silent Heroes debuted in 2002 at the Pittsburgh New Play Festival to glowing reviews. Playwright Linda Escalera Baggs based the tale on true accounts of two Navy men and the families they left behind. It tells the tale of six Marine Corp wives who've just heard the news that one of their husbands is not coming home. In typical military fashion, information is unclear although they know one man is dead, they don't know which one. As they wait to find out, they drop the rigid code by which military wives conduct themselves and discuss everything that was once taboo: infidelity, abuse, love, and longing. The Women's Theatre Project production runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., until October 26. Tickets cost $26. Call 866-811-4111, or visit womenstheatreproject.com.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 10. Continues through Oct. 26, 2008