Re-birthing a play: Goodnight LBJ

Rick Randig in his former life as an 'addiction counselor' in Camrahn Bay, Vietnam

Rick Randig in his former life as an ‘addiction counselor’ in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam

In case you’ve been wondering,  I’ve been reworking an old play with my longtime friend and Viet veteran Richard Randig entitled GOODNIGHT LBJ. It’s a monologue/autobiography/rant in support of those who’ve been sent off to serve in lost causes. Will be posting about it on my blog in the next few weeks.

The play is (among other things) the true story of a soldier-based protest against the war IN COUNTRY. And it’s also about what you do (having been through the lie of a lost cause) when you see the government doing the same thing all over again. We originally performed it back in the late 1990’s, but suddenly it was a highly unpopular topic after 9/11. Coincidentally, we were set to produce it at a downtown theater the weekend of September 14, but that all went up in smoke when so much of the city was put in lockdown after the 9/11 attacks.

Watch this space.

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One comment

  1. Kevin pommer · · Reply

    Hope you are healthy and happy Rick Fellow GI and drug Counselor from Biloxi

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