Theater: Viet Nam Vaudeville

HOW I GOT THAT STORY by Amlin Gray

The setting: a virtually naked stage. The cast: two men. The subject: Viet Nam.

That again? Artists and conartists have spent the past decade replaying and reworking "the Viet Nam experience," reporting it and satirizing it, sending it up an apocalyptic river, holding it to our conscience like The Deer Hunter's revolver. It's over, already. We've heard that song, memorized it, sung it in our sleep, are sick unto bloody death of it.

So here come Amlin Gray, play-wright-in-residence of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Daniel Stern...

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