Written by Mitzi Sinnott
Review by Rose Desena
Driven by an antiwar rally, Mitzi Sinnott was forced to answer the burning question: “what do I know about war?” Mitzi leads us into a self-exploration of her search for her farther and the answers to many social issues that have plagued so many men and women who have been affected by the casualties of war, and living life with a war vet or in this case without one. Mitzi seamlessly changes characters becoming her mother, her dad healthy and unhealthy as well as a helpful vet who assists in locating her dad in Hawaii. Unlike the vets of today Mitzi’s dad was a victim of the forced draft, and stuck with the social issues that were very active in the south in the 60s. His options were limited: the war zone or jail. Snapshot is just not a war story, but a personal travel through both lives of father and daughter and the effects of the unspeakable tragedies.
This well written show is just as relevant today as it was after Viet Nam. Do we know the real cost of war? How many men and women will return home suffering with severe mental trauma, how many personal lives as well as families will be and have been destroyed by the sheer brutality of it all? What do any of us know about War?
Mitzi Sinnott script was recognized by Brooklyn Art’s council, she was awarded there NYSCA artist Regent Award 2 years in a row and a best Actress Nomination from the Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is a recipient of the Kentucky Foundation for Women Arts Activism grant. I can see why the play is well written and Mitzi’s presentation is flawless.
This is a short run, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm, until April 21st.
Writer: Mitzi Sinnott
Cast: Mitzi Sinnott
Greenway Court Theater
544N. Fairfax Ave. La Ca.
323 655 7679