Blood and Gutless

Although the topic is timely, there's not much urgency to The War Anthology.

Somehow, I expect more urgency in a production about war. Suzan-Lori Parks offers a decent-enough song called "Welcome Home," about veterans returning home limbless or in a box; the theme reminds me a little of the Irish folk song on which the cheery Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" is based. But when I compare the two, I can see what's missing from The War Anthology:

I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see ye home
All from the island of Sulloon
So low in flesh, so high in bone
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.

Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg
Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg
Ye'll have to put with a bowl out to beg
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye. /i>

Dee Covington as First Lady Laura Bush.
Dee Covington as First Lady Laura Bush.

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Presented by Curious Theatre Company through April 29, 303-623-0524, www.curious theatre.org
1080 Acoma Street

They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again
But they never will take our sons again
No they never will take our sons again
Johnny I'm swearing to ye.

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