* World Premiere

Streamers (1977)
Winner of the 1976 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for the "Best American Play,’ STREAMERS uses a room in an Army barracks as a microcosm for some of the most contemporary tensions in U.S. society, - racial, sexual, social - set against the uneasy 1965 backdrop of suddenly escalating American involvement in Vietnam. STREAMERS is the third in Rabe’s trio of controversial human dramas, following THE BASIC TRAINING OF PAVLO HUMMEL and STICKS AND BONES. The play’s title, Army slang for unopened parachutes that doom paratroopers to a swift end, reflects the author's concern with the sudden, random nature of violence and death in modern America. It is a masterly drama, attacking traditional notions of virility and macho war heroics, employing humor, pathos and impressive depths of understanding. This play makes you realize that sitting on the edge of your seat is more than an idle theatrical catch-phrase.
About the Play
Written By: David Rabe
On Broadway: IBDB Details
On the Screen: IMDB Details
Wikipedia: Read Wikipedia Article
About the Production
Run Dates: 8/4/1977 - 8/27/1977
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: M. Burke Walker
Cast: Lee Corrigan - Sgt. Cokes
Justin Deas - Billy
Teotha Dennard - PFC Clark
Jay Fernandez - Roger
James W. Monitor - PFC Hinson
Merritt Olsen - Lieutenant
James W. Pearl - Soldier Neetson
Les Roberts - Carlyle
Marcus Smythe - Richie
Steve Tomkins - Martin
Ben Tone - Sgt. Rooney
Behind the Scenes: Paul Bryan - Lighting Designer
Gregory A. Falls - Artistic Director
Eileen MacRae Murphy - Stage Manager
Sally Richardson - Costume Designer
Shelley Henze Schermer - Property Master
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Jerry Williams - Scenic Designer
Andrew M. Witt - General Manager