The JMS first period 8th grade theatre class presents Voices from Vietnam, a dramatic, heart wrenching tale of the lost, but never forgotten heroes of the Vietnam War. The story is told from the perspective of the Vietnam soldiers, nurses and citizens themselves as they explain the atrocities, the hardships and the terrors they faced in their time far, far away from home.
Voices from Vietnam captures the thoughts and emotions of the brave and dutiful veterans of the Vietnam War, in a style that not only gives you an inside look of the war, but enables you to imagine the experiences the people involved endured. You can almost hear the bombs exploding around the courageous soldiers, see the wounded men praying to survive, and feel the fear in the young Vietnamese girl who is afraid for her life.
The news reporters are played by Dylan Davis and Alexis Peterson. The soldiers are played by Jett Smith, Sam Smith, Julian Taylor, Tommy Ermitano, Damien Swan, Brice Frederick, Dylan Davis and Zach Owens. The nurses are played by Berta Savage, Kayti Hilzinger, Rose Perryman, Hannah Fischer, Jamie Eide and Ellie Wharton. The Vietnam citizens are played by Ashley Scott, Kaitlynn Bratcher, and Adriona Flannery.
You can see the production of Voices from Vietnam on March 5-8 at 8:30 a.m. in the JMS theatre building. Remember this play is not about the politics or the history of the Vietnam War, rather what it was like to be in Vietnam.
In This Photo: Dylan Davis as an American soldier in the JMS production of Voices from Vietnam.