Boys to Baghdad is a story that’s been nudging at the back of the mind of playwright Rory D. Sheriff for many years. It was only after the tremendous success of Rory’s first stage production, “Be a Lion”, that he finally answered the call to develop this dynamic story for the stage. Boys to Baghdad joins many of Rory’s personal experiences with the overlay of his creativity and writing style in a way that promises to engage the audience and leave a lasting impression.
Set in the late 1980's and early 90's, this coming-of-age romance explores the challenges of growing into manhood by way of the military, and the lifelong bonds of brotherhood.
Right after Huey graduates high school, he joins the ARMY, looking to see the world and make something of himself. He leaves behind his mother and his college-bound girlfriend Tiffany. Tiffany and Huey are making plans for a bright future together, when Huey is deployed. The call to war puts their plans on hold, and they are forced to adjust their dreams.
During his military experience, Huey joins with a band of brothers who take a common oath to defend their country. This comradery could not be formed without its challenges. From race and religion to music and politics, the brothers have a plenty of differences to overcome and eventually, respect. It is this respect that prepares them to conquer any task put before them.
Boys to Baghdad, is not just a great story, but an awesome experience. Huey’s love for God, Family and Country are inextricably woven between the layers of love for his brothers, and learning what it truly means to be his brother’s keeper.
A certified 501c3 Non Profit. BNS Productions started with a vision to mentor the youth and to assist veterans and their families. Being a veteran himself, and as the product of a military family, Rory experienced the needs and challenges many military families face during a time of deployment. Rory has always been active with the community. He credits The P.A.L (Police Athletic League) for shaping his life as a young man growing up in a single mother household. Several men took Rory under their wings teaching him life skills, through sports, financial responsibility, grooming and yes even how to date a young lady. It is these lessons that taught him how to pay it forward. Rory is very active in the community. His community activeness is not limited to veterans and their families. Rory mentors young high school boys with making life decisions. (i.e. military or college) He also supports less fortunate children with school supply drives and theatre workshops.