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Andy Jordan Productions presents

Leaving Vietnam

  • by Richard Vergette

Vietnam veteran Jimmy vows to ‘Make America Great Again’. A gripping new solo performance by the playwright of Dancing through the Shadows and Dark Winter.

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. But after the war, Jimmy returns to a country more humiliated than grateful and feels abandoned by those he served. Years later, he is persuaded by the ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign, but a chance visit by the son of a fallen comrade forces him to doubt his convictions. A gripping new solo play by the award-winning playwright of Hull Truck audience favourites, Dancing through the Shadows and Dark Winter.

Dates
Thu 09 June
Venue
Stage 2, Hull Truck Theatre
Tickets
£13.50
Conc. £2 off
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Vietnam veteran Jimmy vows to ‘Make America Great Again’. A gripping new solo performance by the playwright of Dancing through the Shadows and Dark Winter.

When Jimmy Vanderberg leaves the Ford factory in Detroit and volunteers to serve in Vietnam, he wants to prove himself a man. But after the war, Jimmy returns to a country more humiliated than grateful and feels abandoned by those he served. Years later, he is persuaded by the ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign, but a chance visit by the son of a fallen comrade forces him to doubt his convictions. A gripping new solo play by the award-winning playwright of Hull Truck audience favourites, Dancing through the Shadows and Dark Winter.

Event Details

Vergette builds a convincingly complex and damaged character…. Vergette is an excellent storyteller – a master of surprise revelations…Leaving Vietnam is a complex and demanding play that is a pleasure to watch.’ David Cunningham, British Theatre Guide
…the loss of the American Dream is explored in a way that is reminiscent of Arthur Miller … Paul Wilcox, North West End UK

Running Time: 1 hr 10 mins 

Recommended Age: 14+

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Thu 09 June
8:00PM

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