The Language of Trees takes place at a very specific moment in the war that this country is still fighting. While it would be reductive to call this a “war play,” the characters are certainly living through a particular time in the course of this war, including the now famous (or infamous?) “Mission Accomplished” speech. It’s important to put that time in context because, of course, the general feeling about this conflict has shifted greatly over the past several years.
In the play, we are in the early spring and summer of 2003. To get a refresher on this particular period, it may be helpful to take a look at this timeline, to remember how we arrived at that time and what has transpired since then.
Posted by Jill Rafson, Literary Manager
Roundabout Underground, The Language of Trees