Plays

‘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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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 Caregiver’s Journey’ November 18 in Garden City, N.Y.

November 1, 2018

Lana Noone, who for many years has run the Vietnam War Operation Babylift website, will be doing a talk (with music) about a new play she co-wrote called "The Caregiver's Journey" at the Garden City…

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Tee Shirt Fundraiser for VVA

December 1, 2017

Former Marine Cpl. Ron Irwin is working on a play entitled, “51-50: The Play - One Man's Story About the Vietnam War.” It is “meant to be mainly dark comedy, but also reveals some insight…

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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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‘Children of the April Rain’, Operation Babylift Play, on Veterans Day

November 7, 2016

The latest staged reading of the moving play, "Children of the April Rain, " which focuses on the 1975 Vietnam War Babylift, will be presented on Veterans Day, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the…

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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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