Vietnam 101: The War on Campus

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus
by Rich Orloff

Productions (42)
  • Theatrical documentary
  • 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (8-40 actors possible: 4-35 f, 4-36 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Simple, with black boxes and/or everyday objects creating the scenes.

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus
by Rich Orloff

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Productions (42)
  • Theatrical documentary
  • 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (8-40 actors possible: 4-35 f, 4-36 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Simple, with black boxes and/or everyday objects creating the scenes.

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus is a documentary theater piece about one college community's journey during the Vietnam War years. Based on recollections of over one hundred students at Oberlin College in Ohio, the play recreates a time when people were asking the same questions that are being asked today about our government and our responsibilities. Combining monologues with Story Theater-type scenes, the play covers the years 1964 to 1970, from Lyndon Johnson's promise not to expand the war (and early, well-behaved protests) to Kent State (when the entire campus shut down), and finally an epilogue from the present.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
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Play Details

Vietnam 101: The War on Campus is a documentary theater piece about one college community's journey during the Vietnam War years. Based on recollections of over one hundred students at Oberlin College in Ohio, the play recreates a time when people were asking the same questions that are being asked today about our government and our responsibilities. Combining monologues with Story Theater-type scenes, the play covers the years 1964 to 1970, from Lyndon Johnson's promise not to expand the war (and early, well-behaved protests) to Kent State (when the entire campus shut down), and finally an epilogue from the present.

  • Theatrical documentary
  • 120 minutes
  • 5 f, 6 m (8-40 actors possible: 4-35 f, 4-36 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Simple, with black boxes and/or everyday objects creating the scenes.

Published Reviews

"A thoughtful, impassioned look at one of the most divisive eras in American history. [The play] gives the audience a 'you are there' feel for the times."

The Daily Sentinel (Colorado)

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Philadelphia Theatre Review

"An entertaining primer, Vietnam 101: The War on Campus examines, with sensitivity, honesty, humility and wit, students protests' glory years."

Philadelphia City Paper

"Historically accurate theater, engaging on a human level and effective as a political and social statement. Rich Orloff wove this wide range of personal stories into a work of art."

Oberlin magazine

"The play alternately strikes bitter truths of life and death with comic realities of day-to-day existence. It appeals on a broader level than its subject, moving out of the war genre to show the confusion, hesitancy, uncertainty and growing awareness which are facets of every young person's developmental process."

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Production History

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MAY 16, 2018 - MAY 22, 2018
Transylvania University
Lexington, KY United States
Transylvania University Lexington, KY United States
MAR 01, 2018 - MAR 04, 2018
Trinity Valley School
Fort Worth, TX United States
Trinity Valley School Fort Worth, TX United States
OCT 26, 2017 - OCT 29, 2017
Dublin Scioto High School Theatre
Dublin, OH United States
Dublin Scioto High School Theatre Dublin, OH United States
MAY 24, 2017 - MAY 25, 2017
Neverland Theatre
Middleton, MA United States
Neverland Theatre Middleton, MA United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 09, 2016
University HIgh School
Tucson, AZ United States
University HIgh School Tucson, AZ United States
OCT 29, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Troy High School
Troy, OH United States
Troy High School Troy, OH United States
JUL 22, 2016 - JUL 24, 2016
Neverland Theatre
Ipwsich, MA United States
Neverland Theatre Ipwsich, MA United States
JUL 22, 2016 - JUL 24, 2016
Neverland Theatre
Ipswich, MA United States
Neverland Theatre Ipswich, MA United States
NOV 05, 2015 - NOV 07, 2015
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts
Monroe, NC United States
Central Academy Of Technology And Arts Monroe, NC United States
NOV 13, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Hinsdale Central High School
Hinsdale, IL United States
Hinsdale Central High School Hinsdale, IL United States
MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Burbank High School
Burbank, CA United States
Burbank High School Burbank, CA United States
NOV 29, 2012 - DEC 02, 2012
Vintage High School Drama Department
Napa, CA United States
Vintage High School Drama Department Napa, CA United States
NOV 29, 2012 - DEC 02, 2012
Vintage High School Drama Department
Napa, CA United States
Vintage High School Drama Department Napa, CA United States
NOV 15, 2012 - NOV 15, 2012
Pine Ridge High School
Deltona, FL United States
Pine Ridge High School Deltona, FL United States
MAR 01, 2012 - MAR 10, 2012
Elmhurst College Theatre
Elmhurst, IL United States
Elmhurst College Theatre Elmhurst, IL United States
JAN 24, 2012 - FEB 01, 2012
Centennial High School
Circle Pines, MN United States
Centennial High School Circle Pines, MN United States
NOV 17, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Goodrich High School
Goodrich, MI United States
Goodrich High School Goodrich, MI United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 13, 2011
White Knoll High School
Lexington, SC United States
White Knoll High School Lexington, SC United States
NOV 01, 2011 - NOV 03, 2011
Unity Drama
Tolono, IL United States
Unity Drama Tolono, IL United States
MAY 14, 2010 - MAY 14, 2010
Franklin High School
Somerset, NJ United States
Franklin High School Somerset, NJ United States
APR 22, 2010 - APR 23, 2010
Rincon Drama
Tucson, AZ United States
Rincon Drama Tucson, AZ United States
OCT 01, 2009 - OCT 03, 2009
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alva, OK United States
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, OK United States
MAY 06, 2009 - MAY 08, 2009
St Augustine High School
St Augustine, FL United States
St Augustine High School St Augustine, FL United States
JAN 01, 2009 - JAN 31, 2009
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse
Avondale, AZ United States
Agua Fria UHSD Warehouse Avondale, AZ United States
DEC 04, 2008 - DEC 05, 2008
Missoula County Public Schools
Missoula, MT United States
Missoula County Public Schools Missoula, MT United States
DEC 04, 2008 - DEC 07, 2008
Oberlin College Theater And Dance Program
Oberlin, OH United States
Oberlin College Theater And Dance Program Oberlin, OH United States
NOV 12, 2008 - NOV 16, 2008
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA United States
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA United States
OCT 16, 2008 - OCT 18, 2008
Knightdale High School
Knightdale, NC United States
Knightdale High School Knightdale, NC United States
MAY 01, 2008 - MAY 02, 2008
Blue Valley North HS Drama Room
Overland Park, KS United States
Blue Valley North HS Drama Room Overland Park, KS United States
NOV 02, 2007 - NOV 11, 2007
Central Washington University Theatre Arts Department
Ellensburg, WA United States
Central Washington University Theatre Arts Department Ellensburg, WA United States
NOV 02, 2007 - NOV 03, 2007
West Seneca West High School
West Seneca, NY United States
West Seneca West High School West Seneca, NY United States
NOV 29, 2006 - DEC 01, 2006
Melrose High School Drama Club
Melrose, MA United States
Melrose High School Drama Club Melrose, MA United States
MAR 17, 2006 - APR 09, 2006
Simpatico Theatre Project
Philadelphia, PA United States
Simpatico Theatre Project Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 27, 2006 - FEB 04, 2006
Tucson High Magnet School Little Theatre
Tucson, AZ United States
Tucson High Magnet School Little Theatre Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 17, 2005 - NOV 18, 2005
Lakeside School
Seattle, WA United States
Lakeside School Seattle, WA United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Theaters Against War (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
Theaters Against War (staged reading) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Bloomington Playwrights Project
Bloomington, IN United States
Bloomington Playwrights Project Bloomington, IN United States
JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
University of South Dakota
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University of South Dakota ,
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO United States
Mesa State College Grand Junction, CO United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 31, 1990
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH United States
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 31, 1990
Asheville Repertory Theatre
Asheville, NC United States
Asheville Repertory Theatre Asheville, NC United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 31, 1989
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH United States
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH United States
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MAY 16, 2018 - MAY 22, 2018
Transylvania University
Lexington, KY United States
Transylvania University Lexington, KY United States
MAR 01, 2018 - MAR 04, 2018
Trinity Valley School
Fort Worth, TX United States
Trinity Valley School Fort Worth, TX United States
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