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TRACERS

Conceived by John DiFusco, written by the original cast; Vincent Caristi, Richard Chaves, John DiFusco, Eric E. Emerson, Rick Gallavan, Merlin Marston, and Harry Stephens with Sheldon Lettich

Directed by Leo Farley starring Tony DeVito, David Mogentale, Neil Necasstro, Jonathan D. Powers, Walker Richards, Vincent Rotolo, William Francis Smith, and Thomas Wehrle
September 11-October 12, 1997

"An evening of theater you should not miss."
THE NY POST-


"These talented actors handle their roles with clarity and commendable energy"
"Tracers makes it's point vividly"
TIME OUT NEW YORK - September 25-October 2, 1997 - Off Broadway - Sydney Weinberg


TRACERS by John DiFusco
"Eight performers transform the theater into bot camp and barracks and jungle.
"Mark Symzak's set design is effective"
"Leo Farley, who directs, taps into the rawness and energy - physicality infuses each scene. Farley establishes innocence. "To be sure, this production, with its strong ensemble, first evokes sympathy for ill-prepared young men who died fighting a mismanaged conflict.
IN THEATER - October 1997


TRACERS
Theater should stir up your insides, and that's what happened at the 29th Street Rep's revival of Tracers. This was a raw, vigorous demonstration of the physical and emotional hell known as the Vietnam War.
IN THEATER - THE BEST OF 1997 by Alexis Greene

VIET DRAMA FLARES LIKE A BOILING NAPALM
"A turbulent new production of this pungent, troubling drama is boiling away at the 60-seat shoebox theater where 29th Street Rep holds forth in its 10th season of presenting visceral theater. - "Situated a few blocks south of Penn Station, this modest but valiant ensemble company features edgy plays and go-for-broke performances, and "Tracers" is aptly suited to its strengths."
"Staged with minimal design but maximum fervor by company member and Vietnam vet Leo Farley - you can practically smell them sweat. "By the conclusion of "Tracers" there's little doubt that certain spectators will feel like they've gone through the war right along with them."
THE STAR LEDGER - September 19, 1997 by Michael Sommers

Evoking Sense and Sound of Vietnam War
"The director of this production, Leo Farley, has done a marvelous job in evoking the sound and sense of war virtually without scenery. Imaginative use of lighting and music create the world of this piece. Mr. Farleys work with the company is likewise effective. The actors area a disciplined and well coordinated group. "Tracers vividly evokes the decadence of our Vietnam experience"
New York Law Journal - New York NY - THEATRE by Martin Gottfried

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Farley has mounted the play with production values that, considering the confines of the tiny stage, are nothing short of amazing. The eight actors he's assembled work as a solid ensemble while also making the most of the star turns the script provides. Leo Farley (also a Vietnam veteran), has arrived at the 29th Street Rep with dramatic muscle intact."
"daring and thought provoking"
CURTAIN UP by Elyse Sommer - September 1997

A Peek inside the foxholes of Vietnam War
"Tracers" is a story that every American knows too well. But it is powerfully told and the 29th Street Rep production, as directed by Leo Farley on a symbolic set by Mark Symzak, is moving.
TOWN AND VILLAGE - October 1997 by Gene Kilik


TRACERS' RELIVES THE DANCE OF DEATH IN VIETNAM
"Director Leo Farley puts together just the right mixture of real and surreal, intimacy and conflict, humor and tension. The cast is uniformly talented"
THE AMERICAN REPORTER - October 6, 1997 opening night - American Repertory Theater Critic - Lucy Komisar



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“We are committed to the creation of powerful and provocative theater. Our primary mission is to provide a nurturing environment for a diverse group of artists who are dedicated to an uncompromising approach to storytelling and full collaborative efforts.” Leo G. Farley - Artistic Director