The Solid Sand Below

December 8 - December 22, 2013 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes with one intermission

Chicago-based writer Martín Zimmerman will return to New Stages with The Solid Sand Below, a visceral examination of the intoxicating nature of war, which was first developed as part of the Goodman’s Playwrights Unit—a season-long residency program for Chicago-based playwrights—and which was featured as a staged reading in last year’s festival.

Julian Flores narrowly escapes a prison sentence and lands in Iraq where he’s anything but a model solider. But when an IED blast nearly costs him his life, something changes in him. Soon, the adrenaline, clarity, and intimacy of battle become something he can’t live without—even after he returns home. 

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    Sean Parris (Jackson) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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    Adam Poss (Julian Flores) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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    Steve Wojtas (Sarge) and Adam Poss (Julian Flores) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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    Adam Poss (Julian Flores) and Nick Horst (Evans) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

  • The Solid Sand Below Production Photos
    Steve Wojtas (Sarge) and Adam Poss (Julian Flores) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

  • The Solid Sand Below Production Photos
    Adam Poss (Julian Flores) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

  • The Solid Sand Below Production Photos
    Nick Horst (Evans) and Adam Poss (Julian Flores) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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    Nick Horst (Evans), Carlo Lorenzo Garcia (Perrera), Steve Wojtas (Sarge) and Sean Parris (Jackson) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

  • The Solid Sand Below Production Photos
    Sean Parris (Jackson), Adam Poss (Julian Flores) and Nick Horst (Evans) in Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, directed by Jonathan Berry.

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