(Charles Isherwood’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/12.)
“When I was in Afghanistan, all I wanted to do was come back to America. But when I got home to America, there was this empty feeling, and I just wanted to go back to Afghanistan.”
That sobering statement, from a Marine who is at the center of the new show “Basetrack Live,” attests to the psychological disorientation faced by so many soldiers who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The experience of these American service members — fighting for their country abroad, and sometimes fighting new battles on the home front when they return — is given riveting life in this production, a powerfully moving work of documentary theater from the newly resurrected En Garde Arts company, run, now as before, by Anne Hamburger.