Dario Fo

Peace Mom

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We print eclusive extracts from Dario Fo's new one-person play about Cindy Sheehan, translated by Tom Behan.

Part One

Many times I've found something my son once said echoing around my head: 'I want to go to university, and the only chance I've got is to join the United States army. It'll be the army that'll pay my fees. There's no other way I can do it.'

A month after he left for his zone of operations an army cheque came through payable to Casey Sheehan - this money would pay his first round of fees. Three days later another letter: 'Today, 4 April 2004, your son Casey was killed during disturbances in Iraq.'

The cheque was of no use now.

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