Black Watch Sept. 19 to Oct. 7 at Shakespeare Theater Company

One of last year’s most bone-rattling shows gets a second engagement here in D.C., where the decisions that led to its sobering events played out. Black Watch, a harrowing chronicle of the Iraq war centered on the experiences of that fabled Scottish regiment, is one of the more visceral experiences you’re likely to have in a theater: a brutally martial sound design, a musical score that surges like the sea, an explosively physical choreographic regimen that sends soldiers hurtling across, alongside, and above the stage. Director John Tiffany may have gotten more attention lately for the Tony-winning stage musical Once, but savvy theatergoers will remember that Black Watch is the show that put him on the U.S. theatrical map—and mark their calendars for its return.

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