In late 2011, local writer Robert Isenberg traveled to Laos to research a book on the Secret War, a nine-year bombing campaign that devastated this tropical nation. In April 2012, Isenberg presented his solo performance, One Million Elephants, at Grey Box Theatre, produced by theatrical mavens No Name Players.
Now the company joins forces with Global Solutions Pittsburgh to present a one-night event that includes readings from Isenberg’s book manuscript, a panel discussion about unexploded cluster munitions (UXO), and a gallery of photographs taken in Laos.
This presentation will take place on Monday, August 6th, 2012, in the Studio Theatre, in the basement of the Cathedral of Learning. The show begins 8 PM, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Ticket proceeds benefit No Name Players and Global Solutions Pittsburgh. Book and art sales benefit Legacies of War, an organization that helps educate Americans about Laos.
About One Million Elephants
In 2010, writer and stage performer Robert Isenberg was shocked to discover that Laos is the most heavily bombed country of all time, thanks to Operation Barrel Roll, a CIA-led aerial bombardment. Millions of cluster bombs failed to explode, and tens of thousands of civilians have been killed or maimed by ordnance since the end of this covert war. Isenberg spent two weeks traveling through Laos to explore the nation’s history, culture and postwar experience. One Million Elephants is an attempt to reintroduce Americans to this little-known Asian country. The solo performance was originally commissioned by No Name Players and received its premiere at Grey Box Theatre.
About No Name Players
No Name Players is a 501(c)3 organization committed to presenting high quality theatrical productions with thought provoking content to educate, enrich and inspire the Greater Pittsburgh and surrounding community while providing opportunities for Pittsburgh based theatre artists as well as collaborating with artists from multiple disciplines.