SPEED KILLED MY COUSIN - Show Poster

SPEED KILLED MY COUSIN

October 15, 2016

The Carpetbag Theatre brings us the acclaimed production of SPEED KILLED MY COUSIN, a moving story of a young, African American, woman veteran of the Iraq War and her struggle with "Moral Injury", Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). A third generation soldier, the central character courts death by vehicular suicide. "Speed" explores multiple issues related to war, including the history and otherness of African Americans in the military and the experiences of women in combat. Memories and flashbacks unfold before her, and in her rear-view mirror, as she drives. Ultimately she must decide whether to let go of the wheel or to choose life.

REASON TO SEE IT: The Carpetbag Theatre tells our human story with courage and unfailing integrity. Telling deeply moving stories of communities of color for over two decades has been the calling card of this award winning theater gem from Tennessee. We are very proud to host Carpetbag Theater for their Arizona debut and powerful depiction of issues faced by our deployed military personnel.

 

 

SPEED KILLED MY COUSINS IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

SPEED KILLED MY COUSINS IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

ASU Gammage acknowledges the generous support of our season sponsors.