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Screenplay Reading: An Loc

January 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Loc
By Elisabeth Lewis Corley
Jan 22 & 23
A reading of a screenplay. One decision by one person caused an avalanche of consequences in a small hamlet sixty miles north of Saigon in the spring of 1972. An Loc is a story of what happens to individuals in extremity—who rises, who falls, and who might be impacted by any given explosion. Written by local writer and performer Elisabeth Lewis Corley, An Loc is a fictional account based on the true story of her father’s military service during the battle of An Loc late in the Vietnam War, and its effect on the families in its wake.Reading directed by Joseph Megel as a part of the Veterans & Their Families Festival of New Work
Presented by The Department of Communication, The Process Series: New Works in Development, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance, with the support of the UNC Office of the Dean of Students – Veterans’ Affairs

Lt. Col. Buck McLendon DAVID BERBERIAN
Jo McLendon, Buck’s wife CARLY PRENTIS JONES
Meg McLendon, their daughter CLAIRE KOENIG
Gwen McLendon, their daughter MADDIE HAYNES
David McLendon, their son CHRIS COMBEMALE
Amalia Matapang, their housekeeper JOHANNA BURWELL
Sgt. Luc Bao, translator CHRIS COMBEMALE
Luc Anh, Bao’s wife MADDIE HAYNES
Luc Thj Hien, Bao’s mother BONNIE GOULD*
Col. Quang, South Vietnamese Province Chief ZARIC EISENBERG
Mrs. Quang, his wife BONNIE GOULD*
Capt. Ned Jenner, US advisor, with Buck CHRIS CHIRON
Capt. Conrad Devon, US advisor, with Buck JADE ARNOLD
Maj. Grady Farrell, US advisor, with Buck ALLAN MAULE
Maj. Thomas Harris, US advisor, with Buck RODNEY WALKER
Capt. Claude Lund, US advisor, with Buck GEORGE BARRETT
Capt. Frederick Nowak, US advisor, with Buck CHRIS HELTON
Maj. Curt Adamson, US advisor, with Buck DENNIS SUN
Maj. Daniel Neumann, the team’s doctor FRANK BRADLEY
Gen. Martin Burke, US Army general CHRIS CHIRON
Gen Arthur Hughes, US Army general FRANK BRADLEY
Brig. Gen. Phan Xuan Duc, ARVN general GEORGE BARRETT
Col. Foster, US Army advisor to ARVN FRANK BRADLEY
Lt. Col. Trung Duc Chien, ARVN Ranger commander CHRIS HELTON
FAC Pilot, US forward air controller CHRIS HELTON
Old Woman, An Loc civilian BONNIE GOULD*
Scotty, smitten with Gwen ZARIC EISENBERG
Annie, Meg’s friend, and others ZHAN ZHANG
Most of the company also play multiple additional roles.

7:30 p.m.
Running Time: About two hours with one ten-minute intermission. Discussion follows.
Tickets: $5.00
Veterans: free

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January 23, 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Swain Hall
Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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