'Last of the Boys' shows war's scars in Le Chat show

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Playwright Steven Dietz’s Last of the Boys makes its Augusta debut at Le Chat Noir next week.


Krys Bailey, the executive director of Le Chat Noir, says the production is a compelling view into the lives of two Vietnam veterans 30 years after the end of the controversial war.

“Interestingly enough, it’s fictional but based on history,” said Bailey, who also owns the intimate theatrical showcase at 304 Eighth St. that holds 100 patrons.

“It’s a relationship piece which displays how the lives of two American soldiers have taken two different directions, though their war-torn lives still affect them as civilians,” said Bailey.

The original play debuted in September 2004 at the World Theatre Center in Princeton, N.J.

The Augusta-based cast features Ed Janostak as Ben; Robbie Cook as Jeeter; Andrea Collins as Salyer (Jeeter’s girlfriend) and Dana Cheshire as Lorraine (Salyer’s mother). Mickey Lay is director of the local production.

ONSTAGE

WHAT: The Last of the Boys

WHEN: 8 p.m. Nov. 9,10; 15-17

WHERE: Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.

TICKETS: $25; (706) 722-3322 or info@lcnaugusta.com

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