I’ve known about Susan Austin Roth’s play, Missing Pages , for several years now, ever since she contacted us to help with verisimilitude questions. The play centers on the relationship between a World War II veteran of the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps who is beginning to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and his Vietnam veteran son, from whom he has been estranged for several years.
The story was inspired by Roth’s father’s war diary and correspondence, which she discovered after he died, as well as by one of the best Vietnam War memoirs, John Ketwig’s And a Hard Rain Fell…a G.I.’s True Story of the War in Vietnam .
It’s a long process to bring a serious drama to the stage. Missing Pages has been going through that process since 2006. Part of it includes readings at several venues. The next ones will take place in New York City on Friday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Studio Theatre at 549 W. 52nd St., between 10th & 11th Streets.
Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. To do so, call 212-247-4982, ext. 105, or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org