An anthology of plays inspired by the era during or around the Vietnam War.
Includes introduction by James Reston, Jr., noted historian and biographer.
Originally published by TCG in 1985, the year marking the Fall of Saigon. It has been unavailable since 1998, and is being reprinted now as part of a series of TCG's Blue Star Family Theatre Initiative.
Plays include Streamers by David Rabe, Botticelli by Terrence McNally, Moonchildren by Michael Weller, Still Life by Emily Mann and Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe:
Streamers premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre in 1976 under the direction of Mike Nichols. It later transferred to Off-Broadway with a cast including Paul Rudd.
Streamers won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play and was nominated for two Tony Awards.
Moonchildren premiered on Broadway in 1972. It is considered the definitive play about 60s college students.
Still Life premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1980. Mann is currently the artistic director of the McCarter Theatre in NJ, and has had an award-winning directing career there spanning over 25 productions.
Strange Snow premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982. It was later made into the film Jacknife.