Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rambo: The Missing Years

Venue: Chicago Art Department
1837 S Halsted Ave, Chicago IL 60608

Showtimes (click to purchase):

Wednesday September 01, 2010 10:00 PM

Thursday September 02, 2010 4:00 PM

Friday September 03, 2010 5:30 PM

Saturday September 04, 2010 7:00 PM

Sunday September 05, 2010 8:30 PM

Threats of treason charges! Phone calls from the Pentagon! In this hilarious autobiographical solo performance, Petrick brings over a dozen characters to life as he recounts his misadventures as a young antiwar GI who asserts his right to organize his fellow soldiers against the Vietnam war.

Howard Petrick (San Francisco, California)

Howard Petrick has been doing solo performance since 2007. He has studied with David Ford and Ann Randolph. His show Harold, about a boy who wants to be a violinist was performed at The Marsh, Tell It On Tuesday in Berkeley, CA. and FronteraFest 2009 in Austin, Texas. Work-in-progress presentations have been performed at FronteraFest 2010, The Marsh, Words First, City Solo and the San Francisco Theater Festival.

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1 comment:

  1. In a society ever more encumbered by political correctness, it is hard to imagine a time when a soldier could openly protest a war he was fighting. Back in the 60s, Howard Petrick was just such a soldier. Drafted into service during the Viet Nam era, he refused to leave his anti-war sentiments behind using his own unique brand of passive resistance to confound military brass at every turn. “Rambo: The Missing Years” is a humorous depiction of how then Private Petrick managed to survive his stint in the army with his ethics in tact. Along the way, Petrick’s engaging memoir introduces a host of military characters that are both hilarious and chilling in their depiction of everyday life in the service.