Sunday, July 21, 2019 | Mandell Weiss Forum
By James McManus | Directed by Vanessa Stalling
A New Play Reading as part of La Jolla Playhouse’s Military Programs
Presented in partnership with San Diego Repertory Theatre
Sunday, July 21 at 6:30 pm
Free | General seating
RADIOMAN is based on interviews with actual veterans, mostly Vietnam vets from Humboldt County, who came together to build an exact replica of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral hearse for a celebration in Springfield, MO commemorating the 150th anniversary of his death. With only a single faded, blurry photo of the hearse as a guide, their task seemed insurmountable. But in the Blue Ox Mill in the middle of the Redwoods, a hodgepodge group of volunteer vets decided to tackle the impossible head on. In the process they found healing and faith in themselves and each other. And in 2015 in Springfield, this group of Vietnam Vets finally received the hero’s welcome they always deserved.
Space is limited.