David Kleinberg’s latest solo theater work, Hey, Hey, LBJ! – a powerful drama on the most divisive foreign war in America’s history – appears five times (July 10th through July 18, 2014) at the Goethe Institut (812 7th Street, NW) during the Capital Fringe Festival.
The work — written and performed by Kleinberg and Directed by Mark Kenward — traces Kleinberg’s year as a combat correspondent for the army’s 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, Vietnam. Kleinberg arrives pro-Johnson and the war, but begins to have doubts as the year unfolds.
In the end, Kleinberg is on R&R partying in Bangkok while his public information office buddies are back in Vietnam in a roofless bunker under heavy rocket attack.
“It was interesting because after I returned from Vietnam, I thought I might write something,” says Kleinberg who worked as an editor and writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for 34 years. “So I solicited detailed manuscripts from those who survived the bunker attack. But I never did anything. Forty-seven years later I had source material to turn to.
Goethe – Institut
812 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, July 10th at 8:45 pm
Saturday, July 12th at 1:30 pm
Tuesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 16th at 9:30 pm
Friday, July 18th at 6 pm
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE, OR CALL (866) 811-4111.