Despite stiff competition from the weekend’s parades, awards shows and the “Sopranos” finale, “Voices in Conflict” played to nearly full houses both nights. In the audience were friends, family, Wilton alumni and a few theater professionals. (Bob Stillman, a friend of one performer’s family, who came to the Vineyard show between his own performances in “Grey Gardens,” said he found the acting impressive, an opinion [actor Stanley] Tucci echoed.)
The students have done the show twice in Fairfield, though few of their schoolmates attended, they said. But at one show, a Reserve sergeant who had served in Iraq told them they had gotten the experience “200 percent right,” Ms. Dickinson said. And at a discussion after the Vineyard show, a man in the audience stood up.
“I’m a Vietnam vet,” he said. “When I got back after that war, I majored in theater. I don’t know what other people wore the uniform for this country for, but I wore it so you could do exactly what you’re doing.”
Nothing that isn’t trite left to say. Congrats to the students and the teachers. Keep an eye out for this: “As part of a PBS series with the documentarian Morgan Spurlock, the actor and director Stanley Tucci has been filming and interviewing [the students].”