‘Chain of Command’ worth seeing

On Saturday, we saw the HCC production of “Chain of Command,” an original play about the Iraq war directed by my friend Mike Ricci and written by Minneapolis playwright Dominic Orlando.

The play was excellent. The script wasn’t finished until less than two weeks before the first performance and this cast of amateur actors did amazing things with it. The play does a masterful job of putting the emotions of the Iraq war out of political context and into the context of families and the struggles faced by those involved in fighting, selling or opposing the war and all that comes with it. The play questions the war and government policies, but I think there is an overarching message for people of all political leanings.

You can still see the play at the Hibbing Community College Theatre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

You need to see this play. It’s one of the most moving stage experiences I’ve seen in Ricci’s 10 years of productions. We must support ambitious endeavors like this on the Iron Range.

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