Before there was ever a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the U.S. Military, there was David Rabe's war-time drama, Streamers, now receiving a production at L.A.'s Hudson Backstage Theatre, Jan. 22-Mar. 7, 1999.
Streamers takes place in 1965, during America's involvement with Vietnam. Set in an army barracks, the play deals with issues of gays in the military, racism, and the abuse of power. Other plays by Rabe include: The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, The Orphan, In the Boom Boom Room, Goose and Tom Tom, Sticks and Bones, Those the River Keeps, A Question of Mercy and Hurlyburly (recently made into a film starring Sean Penn).
Michael Arabian helms a cast including: Michael Black, Jonathan Breck, Daniel DeWeldon, Tim DeZarn, James Locascio, Alan Wasserman, Sean McGee, Rubin Paul, Shawn Woods, Angel Rolan, and Jack Rourke.
For tickets ($20) or more information, call (323) 856-4200.
-- By Sean McGrath