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Powers's new play Pentagon Papers presents key passages from the recently declassified Pentagon Papers revealing the shocking secrets that led him to create a team of Watergate burglars and eventually to the self-destruction of his presidency.
Unlike previous works on the subject that explore the courtroom effort regarding the right to publish, Pentagon Papers dramatizes the actual secret history of America's involvement in Vietnam. Performed by a cast of young actors, the production aims to inspire a new generation of Americans to demand honesty and transparency from leaders. "The truth will set you free," said Daniel Ellsberg, who risked everything, including his freedom, to expose this classified information.
Pentagon Papers is presented in association with Vietnam Veterans of America.
Written and directed by: J-Powers (a.k.a. John Powers). Writer-director J-Powers (a.k.a. John Powers) continues to adapt and dramatize significant historical events including The 9/11 Commission Report and other unique events in history. These include The Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at the Court at Newton, The Army-McCarthy Hearings, The Watergate Tapes, The Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings, Trial of Lenny Bruce, Court-Martial of William Calley, McMartin Preschool Trial, and Trial of O.J. Simpson. He wrote and directed the series 1968 in which he dramatized four significant events from that year in the works entitled Memphis, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Mexico City. He also wrote the critics’ choice production of @Heart directed by Paul Linke.
Tickets can be redeemed at the will call table at the Theatre. Will Call is open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Please bring your ticket confirmation and a valid ID to redeem tickets. Limited handicap seating available, please contact Sandra in advance to make arrangements at 310-394-9779.
There is no parking lot, however, there is $3 parking available in municipal structure across 4th Street from the Theatre.
Santa Monica Playhouse
The Main Stage
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401