Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco will present a free staged reading of
Amlin Gray's "How I Got That Story" on Tuesday June 21 at 7 pm.
Admission must be limited to those 21 and older.
The short, two-act play is a dark satire that follows an idealistic
reporter through his assignment to "Am-bo Land," a thinly-disguised
Viet Nam. The parallels to our current involvement in Iraq and
Afghanistan are striking as the reporter meets everyone from American
soldiers to local government officials and guerrilla fighters, a
religious leader and a teenage prostitute.
The production will be directed by Jim Reese who, in a tour-de-force,
will read 20 of the 21 roles. The reporter will be read by Tony Lioce,
a former editor for the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury
When first produced in 1979, the play was hailed by the Hollywood
Reporter as "wildly funny, yet chronicling the horror and devastation
of war... a stunning theatrical achievement."
Vesuvio is at 255 Columbus Ave. in North Beach. For more information
please call (415) 362-3370.
WHAT: A STAGED READING OF "HOW I GOT THAT STORY" BY AMLIN GRAY
WHEN: TUESDAY JUNE 21 AT 7 PM
WHERE: VESUVIO CAFE, 255 COLUMBUS AVE., SAN FRANCISCO
HOW MUCH: FREE (MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: (415) 362-3370