Black Watch — What a title! The famous Black Watch regiment on its blackest watch: Iraq.
The regiment’s proud history and the tragic trajectory of its assignment during the Iraq war melded by the acid of irony.
What’s astounding here is the union of naturalistic acting with choreographic flights of imagination. The regimental crew is so totally believable as soldiers, simple Scottish guys turned military, that it’s hard to believe they’re actors, even from one foot away as I saw them from the first row. After the play, I expected they’d head back to barracks. Actually, I felt I’d been in the army. These are actors?