Running Time: two hours, including post-play discussion and intermission

It will topple the president of the United States. It will devastate two countries. It will kill two million people. And one man, Oregon's Senator Wayne Morse, will try to stop it before it begins. In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, Bellingham TheatreWorks presents the powerful, behind-closed-doors story of how seemingly well-intentioned public officials brought about one of the most devastating chapters in the history of the United States: The Vietnam War. Play followed by post-play discussion featuring the playwright, Vietnam veterans, and community leaders. Post-play moderators include Dave Ross of KIRO radio, Manda Factor of KOMO radio, Florangela Davila of KPLU, Elisa Jaffe of KOMO 4, Allen Schauffler of Al Jazeera, and Ross Reynolds of KUOW.

Photos by Levy Moroshan

Greg Monahan       Senator Wayne Morris
Heather Dudenbostel       Doris
Robert Hankins       Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
Gray Eubank *     President Johnson, General Krulak, Voices
Evan Kubena       Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Ben, Peter Lisagor
Jim Lortz       Senator William Fullbright, Max Taylor, Barry Goldwater
Steve Lyons       Playwright and Producer
Mark Kuntz       Director
Dipu Gupta       Scenic and Lighting Designer
Charlie Weber       Sound Designer
Quy Ton       Stage Manager

*= Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States.

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