Drama

‘Ashes are Ashes,’ a Play by Mike Thompson

September 7, 2021

Ashes are Ashes is a short, one-act play dealing with loss, remembrance, and brotherhood written by Mike Thompson, who served as a medic in the Vietnam War in 1966-67. Thompson worked with the 20th Preventive Medicine…

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‘Peace on Earth,’ Award-Winning WWI play by VVA Member Kurt Hyde

August 12, 2021

Peace on Earth: The Christmas Truce of 1914, is a one-act play, written in 2014 by Kurt Hyde. The play, one of the winners of the 2015 Denton Community Theater Method and Madness New Play…

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‘Children of the April Rain’ Play Reading, Nov. 8, in New York

November 2, 2020

In honor of Veterans Day and the Vietnam Babylift's 45th anniversary, Children of the April Rain, a play that deals with that famed humanitarian effort at the end of the American war in Vietnam, will…

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‘The Last Full Measure’: What is Real and What is Not

January 27, 2020

Review by Marc Leepson, VVA Veteran Arts Editor and Senior Writer  The Last Full Measure, the fact-based Vietnam War-heavy movie that opened nationwide on January 24, 2020, features a five-pack of big-time Baby Boomer male…

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Vietnam War Play Staged Reading in N.J. June 15

June 12, 2019

Paul Drew, the author of a memoir---After the Storm: A Vietnam Veteran's Reflections---and a Vietnam War novel, Jenny 4, will be doing a staged reading of a one-act play he wrote based on the novel,…

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‘The Post’: A Vietnam War Story

January 15, 2018

Review by Marc Leepson, VVA Veteran Arts Editor and Senior Writer   It’s not every day that a big Hollywood movie opens with an in-country Vietnam War combat scene. In fact, it’s a rarity in the…

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David Berry, 1943-2016

December 26, 2016

David Berry, the playwright and screenwriter whose acclaimed 1977 play, "G.R. Point" was based on his service in the Vietnam War,   died December 16  at age 73 following a heart attack. Berry joined the Army in…

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Operation Babylift Play ‘Children of the April Rain’ in East Williston, New York

August 10, 2016

The Vietnam Babylift play, Children of the April Rain , will be presented at the East Williston Community Church Theater in East Williston, New York, on Sunday, September 25, at 3:00 p.m. The play tells…

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‘War(ped), ‘ a New Play by Patrick Underwood

August 10, 2016

You can read Patrick Underwood’s play, War(ped) on line at the playwright’s new web page at https://patrick317blog.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/warped/. Underwood served with a construction engineer battalion in the southern Central Highlands in Vietnam in 1970-71. In this, his…

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‘Children of the April Rain’ Operation Babylift Play

June 11, 2016

The latest staged reading of the play “Children of the April Rain , ” which deals with nine Americans who worked to save orphaned Vietnamese children during Operation Babylift in 1975, was performed recently in…

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