A Soldier’s Legacy
A Genealogy Play by Max Bush
Holland Community Theatre is proud to present A Soldier's Legacy, a dramatic play written by Max Bush, for a short performance run from March 16th to 18th. This captivating play is being submitted to the American Association of Community Theatre Festival (AACTFest) as part of the regional community theatre contest for playwriting. If selected, the play could go on to the national festival.
A Soldier's Legacy is a genealogy play inspired by and based on actual events in the United States. The play takes place between the 1950s and 2021.
In 1955 a young prostitute, Dahlia, is taken out of her jail cell by a mysterious man named Vance, a man she’s never met, who offers her a job. After having all previous charges of solicitation dropped, and after getting clean of drugs, Dahlia attempts to perform in an unusual set of circumstances.
In 2021, an 86-year-old woman, Clara, a former Social Worker, is concerned because someone wants to meet her. Someone from her past wants to talk to her. Clara is reluctant to discuss the past, as no one knows what she knows, and she feels it may be best to let the world remain ignorant. Clara discusses the possible meeting with her friend, 35-year-old Tony.
How do these two stories intersect? Who is Vance? And what does he really want? These are just some of the questions the play raises, and answers.
A Soldier's Legacy is a poignant and thought-provoking play that explores themes of power, control, and redemption. The talented cast and crew of Holland Community Theatre bring this captivating play to life in a way that is sure to leave audiences moved and inspired.