The soldiers sang a haunting "Sleep Song" about how "it's worst at night, scared to close my eyes.. I'm not reliving it, I'm living it". They woke up thrashing and fighting and occasionally even accidentally punched their wives in their sleep. The women described how they had nightmares too. One woman found out about her husband's injuries at 5am, and now she wakes up every morning at 5. It's in her "body clock forever".
This play gives such a unique perspective of the realities of war, as it comes right from the horse's mouth. We left feeling inspired, grateful and full of admiration for these brave men and women.