Southwestern Premiere opens August 7th at 7:30 pm with performances through August 23rd (Sunday Matinees at 3:00pm).
A play in letters, Love in The DMZ, reveals the relationship between Husband and Wife during the Vietnam War era. The play begins in the spring of 1968, when Husband has been sent to Vietnam to lead a group of young soldiers. He and his loving Wife comfort each other with lyrical, sometimes silly love letters. As time goes by, Husband's letters get darker, and Wife, although frightened by the letters, tries to stay supportive and keep their bond alive. When Husband witnesses unforgettable atrocities, however, he hesitates to send Wife more letters. Wife suffers under the silence, imagining the worst.
The play received high praise from industry paper Variety for the only other production in 2006: "Cameron's writing is alternately sharp and poetic, and it keeps a believable balance between romance and reality. Her characters are intelligent and imperfect, three-dimensional ... compelling drama ..."
The Albuquerque production will feature Duke City Rep company member Josh Heard (Manhattan) and Catharine Pilafas (Nurse Heather on Night Shift). Both actors are working in theatre, television and film; and teach at Sol Acting Academy. Daniel Region will join the company from New York to direct.
Cameron is best known for her book The Artist's Way. First published in 1992, the book became a movement, changing lives worldwide and selling over 4 million copies. With 37 books, novels, plays and screenplays to her name, Cameron calls New Mexico home.
Watch the theatrical trailer choreographed and co-directed by Cat:
Bringing a little more Xanadu into the world.