Sam Brook (Mark McGrinder) sits in a wheelchair at stage left and tries to engage the other soldier in conversation.
The other soldier, Will (Chris Stanton), says nothing for the longest time and stands slumped in profile at stage right, dressed in a long khaki army coat and khaki visored cap. Will's face twitches in slow spasms.
Will and Sam are such unlikely acquaintances in this pointedly titled two-hander, No Good Reason. (No good reason for waging this war; no good reason for putting soldiers' lives at risk, as some parts of the dialogue suggest.)
But this is not a preachy anti-war play. Not at all.
It's really about Sam and Will's eventual understanding that, despite their argued-over differences about class, privilege, race and ethnicity, nationalities, family histories, and even their reason for going to war, they can survive their present situation only if they help each other out.