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Glencoe Theatre Presents Vietnam 101

Vietnam 101 – The War on Campus: A Film Production by Glencoe Theatre, Streaming April 15 – 17

April 2, 2021 - In Vietnam 101 – The War on Campus by Rich Orloff, the actual words of 1960s Oberlin College students come to life. In this compelling documentary theatre piece about Anti-war protests, the questions and discoveries of these students eerily parallel those of today’s protestors, as we once again grapple with the nature of protest and its power to both disrupt and to bring about change.

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Streaming is available on-demand from April 15th at 12:01 am to April 17th at 11:59 pm, with ticket prices selected by viewers to match what they are able to pay.  Due to serious content, this play is not recommended for young children.

The film spans events from 1965 to 1970, many of which took place on the Oberlin College campus.  A variety of viewpoints are shared, from the most radical to those of people questioning the content and purpose of Anti-War protests.  Aspects of the Vietnam War are also discussed, along with its impact on the American psyche — from the horrors of war to fear of the draft to the pain of those who lost loved ones.

This is the first production of its kind in Glencoe Theatre’s 41-year history.  It is filmed and edited to look like a documentary — moving from interviews to flashbacks to voice-overs. Filming proved challenging with social distancing requirements, but the magic of film has allowed Glencoe to put everyone in the same place, even if they filmed scenes one at a time and far away from each other.