The Shortchanged Review, produced by Joe Papp at Lincoln Center in 1976, was one of the first plays to examine the effects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) on military personnel returning from Vietnam.
Even though the circumstances and political environment of the Vietnam conflict and Gulf War/Iraq and Afghanistan Wars are so vastly different, the ever present issues of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among returning combat veterans remain relevant, today.
"Mr. Moody's enormous compassion for his characters...six sympathetic people come vibrantly alive on stage. In common with Mr. (David) Rabe, Mr. Moody has, at times, a savage humor. The writing is visceral as the author explores the rupture between the generations - mother and daughter and, primarily, father and son."
- Mel Gussow, NY Times
"The Shortchanged Review is a piercing look inside a shattered
contemporary family, staged against a background of rock music and
the war in Vietnam...savage...visceral."
- NY TIMES