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Flag Day

Michael Rice speaks with members of the Second Wind theater company in San Jose about their production of Lee Blessing's Flag Day.

High atop a corporate office building, two men -- one white, one black -- seek harmony in their high-pressure world. When their simmering prejudices need venting, they resort to a corporate-approved "solution" that lets them speak their minds without fear of reprisal. Meanwhile, in a story inspired by a recent real-life tragedy, a young writer imagines the long conversation between a dying white man who lies embedded in a car windshield and the black woman who is struggling with her need for forgiveness.

Flag Day runs through September 21, 2008 at Theatre at San Pedro Square. For tickets and information visit

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