3/29/2011 11:29:00 PM
'9 Circles' tells the story of Daniel Reeves, a troubled young American soldier. Recruited while trying to escape legal problems at home, he now finds himself facing much more serious charges--he stands accused of atrocities committed against Iraqi civilians. We watch as he descends through 9 circles, which are both an allusion to Dante's Inferno and a metaphor for the ever-tightening imprisonments in which Reeves finds himself.
In the descent, playwright Cain explores Reeves's past: his misbegotten youth, the terms of his recruitment, and the conditions of his training; and his present: the legal system which cannot help him, being treated as a scapegoat by his commanders, and his own doubts about his actions and motivations. The play is heavy, politically-charged, and at times, shocking, but it's broken up by witticisms that keep it from dragging. In the end, it comes off as an interesting exploration of a troubled mind in a troubling set of circumstances, and inspires sympathy for Reeves's plight, which is clearly not entirely of his own making.
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