Rooms at War

In any war, there may be two main parties at battle, but the victims are far greater in number. There are the naïve soldiers, the injured soldiers, the families of military, injured civilians, those who must report on death and destruction on a daily basis, those that must worry about the well-being of a loved one on a daily basis, those who are crippled with guilt when a bad decision affects thousands. And sometimes one person might inhabit several of those roles. The victimization goes far beyond that of simple bloody carnage. Two Rooms, by Lee Blessing, tackles the mayhem of war as a couple goes through vastly different battles of their own: the husband, a professor and hostage in Beirut, and the wife, at home in his study hounded by the media and her own government. Rover Dramawerks offers a production that looks closely at agendas, personal limits and the ultimate conclusion that no matter the battle, there’s always a victim. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, November 10) at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. Tickets are $13 to $16. Call 972-849-0358 or visit
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 10, 2 p.m. Starts: Nov. 2. Continues through Nov. 17, 2007
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Merritt Martin
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