boots on the ground theater

boots on the ground theater was born out of a passion for storytelling, history, and the creative process. Founder Bonnie Grice developed a great love for the creative arts over the course of her 30+ years as a radio host interviewing artists of all kinds. While getting to stretch her creative muscles on air in radio and television, it was theater that has always had a special place in her heart.

After performing in numerous community theater productions in the East End of Long Island, Bonnie decided to jump into the theater world with both boots. boots on the ground theater was established in 2016 with a focus on exploring historical and contemporary stories through the unique perspective of Long Island’s East End.

The Red Badge of Courage
Oct. 19 - Nov. 4

Fridays & Saturdays, 7pm
Sundays, 2:30pm

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This powerful story has been described as a “parable of the inner battle every man must fight.” It centers on Henry Fleming, a young Union soldier who battles his inner demons as he runs from and eventually faces his greatest fears. Published in 1895, TRBOC is considered the first great war novel but with surprising anti-war overtones. Crane’s story has resonated with readers over 2 centuries—the book itself has never gone out of print since first published. Catherine Bush’s adaptation takes it to the next level for audiences to experience Henry’s inspiring story LIVE onstage in this New York premiere.