The Marsh Discovery Series presents
HEY, HEY, LBJ
Written and performed by David Kleinberg
April 11 — May 3 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 7pm
“Hey, Hey, LBJ!” is David Kleinberg’s powerful solo work on his year as an army combat correspondent in Vietnam, the most divisive foreign war in American history. David arrives in Vietnam in early 1966 supporting the conflict but things change as the year unfolds. In the end, David is partying in Bangkok while his buddies are under rocket attack in Vietnam.
Hey, Hey, LBJ! Website:
“HEY, HEY, LBJ!” Special Events (Country Joe McDonald on April 19 and May 3 Post-Show Panels)
Mays 3 (Closing Show) — Post Show Audience/Panel Discussion: “The April 30 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon: What Did America Learn From the Vietnam War?” (Featuring Country Joe McDonald).
Panelists will include, among others, representatives from Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans for Peace and Swords to Plowshares.
The Marsh Discovery Series
Each year, in addition to our main season runs, The Marsh presents several limited runs to showcase a wide range of exciting new work emerging from The Marsh community. These may include shows by emerging up-and-coming talent, established Marsh all-star performers experimenting with a unique story or concept, as well as people from all walks of life who have developed powerful stories at The Marsh. These are not ‘workshop runs’. Rather, they represent the culmination of a dedicated and lengthy creative process, and offer to the audience an opportunity to discover something new and different. Shows produced as part of The Marsh Discovery Series are limited runs with a maximum of 8 performances. So get your tickets now to discover some of the most exciting and unique work The Marsh has to offer.
Kleinberg was a writer and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle for 34 years – the last 14 years as editor of the paper’s Sunday entertainment magazine. He has also been a stand-up comedian for 12 years – appearing with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey (“Saturday Night Live”) and Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). He served as a writer and editor of the 25th Infantry Division newspaper at Cu Chi, Vietnam, from 1966 to 1967, then joined the anti-war movement when he returned home.
Press & Media
“…[a]s polished and moving a piece of theater that the DC Fringe is likely to see (out of 119 shows).” — The Washington Post
“powerful . . . must see.” — Mike Goldberg, ex-Rolling Stone Magazine senior writer and associate editor
Encore performance at Boulder Fringe
New Orleans Times-Picayune and Gambit Weekly name it “must see” out of 80+ shows at New Orleans festival
“Normally, we would not post a review of a show in developmental stage, but David Kleinberg’s ‘Hey, Hey LBJ’ is already a gripping piece of theater . . . (and is) as strong as . . . shows we’ve seen on larger (Bay Area) stages.” — Doug Konecky, SF Theater Blog
“A very special church-like healing experience.” — Charlie Varon, Artist-in-Residence at The Marsh
April 11 – May 3
Tickets: $20-$35 sliding scale | Reserved Seats: $55 and $100
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 7pm
70 minutes | No Intermission | 18 and up
For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.
To purchase tickets, please click on a date below (please review price descriptions above):
- June 27, 2019 8:00 PMWork in Progress Hopefully 06-27-19 (SF)
- June 28, 2019 8:00 PMWork in Progress Hopefully 06-28-19 (SF)
- July 5, 2019 8:00 PMWork in Progress Hopefully 07-05-19 (SF)
Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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