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How I Got That Story

How I Got That Story

by Amlin Gray




The scene is "Ambo Land" (Vietnam) where a naive young Reporter from Dubuque encounters the Historical Event�a second actor who portrays some twenty one characters, including several anxious to cover the war in all its aspects, the Reporter plunges into the surreal madhouse that it has become, interviewing foul-mouthed G.I.s; a teenage prostitute; the sinister lady ruler of the country; a Buddhist monk about to immolate himself; and many others (all played by the Historical Event) in a brilliant kaleidoscope of interlocking scenes. He joins a combat patrol; goes off on a bombing mission; is injured by shrapnel and, in the end, becomes so radicalized that he spurns his job and "goes native." Deeply ironic, the play coalesces its graphic horrors and unsettling revelations into an ingenious mosaic which, for all its wild humor, constitutes a crushing indictment of the mass insanity which is war.

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ISBN-13: 9780822205395
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1981
Pages: 47
Product dimensions: 5.16(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.19(d)

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