14 thoughts on “Return to the Scene of the Crime

  1. David shows a very original point of view on the Vietnam war and its aftermath until today. A lot of emotions framed by compelling stories and pictures. Bravo!

  2. By taking us with him on memory lane to the Vietnam war and today’s “tourism” in Vietnam, David shows a very original point of view on the Vietnam war and its aftermath until today. A lot of emotions framed by compelling stories and pictures. Bravo!

  3. David Kleinberg returns to Vietnam looking for any trace of his 50-years-ago GI self. A good job of showing us now, then and how much that history still means both to those of us who lived it and to the ones who came after.

  4. BROADWAY WORLD/SAN FRANCISCO WRITES:

    Sequel to Acclaimed HEY HEY LBJ Comes to San Francisco Fringe

    BWW News Desk Aug. 7, 2017
    The Sequel to Acclaimed HEY HEY LBJ Comes to San Francisco Fringe”Return to the Scene of the Crime”

    David Kleinberg’s one-man sequel to his acclaimed “Hey, Hey, LBJ!” receives its Bay Area debut next month with four shows as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy Street.

    “Return” is about Kleinberg going back to Vietnam last year for the first time in 50 years to visit where his buddies died and try to perform “Hey, Hey, LBJ!” under threat of arrest from the Communist government.

    The feelings are so intense that Kleinberg is up at 3 each night looking for the first flight home. What will it be like at Cu Chi when he returns to where his friends were killed in a bunker he should have been in? Will he get to perform “LBJ” and, if so, will the communist intervene? And finally will he find the beloved alley where he lived for three months in Saigon while editing the 25th infantry division newspaper? One man returns to face his past.

    Dates:

    Fri 9/8 7 pm

    Tue 9/12 7 pm

    Sun 9/17 5:30 pm

    Thur 9/21 8:30 pm

    David Kleinberg was an editor/writer at the San Francisco Chronicle for 34 years, the last 14 as editor of the Sunday Datebook. He has also been a comedian for 10 years, and worked with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Richard Lewis.

    Learn more about “Return” at http://www.returntothesceneofthecrime.weebly.com.

  5. “Return to the Scene of the Crime” — Some Background

    After a great two-year run with my one-man show, “Hey, Hey, LBJ!” about my year as an army combat correspondent in Vietnam, I returned last year to the country for the first time in 50 years. I think the principal motivation was to try to perform “LBJ” right back where it all happened. But once I got to Vietnam and went to visit where my buddies died in a bunker that I should have been in, the feelings started to overwhelming me — especially when I realized that performing “LBJ” could also lead to my arrest by the communist government. In the end, I was up alone in my hotel room ever night at 3, looking for the first flight home. What will it be like when I return to Cu Chi where my buddies died? Will I get to perform “LBJ” and, if so, will the communist intervene? And finally will I find the alley where I lived in old Saigon for three months while editing the 25th infantry division newspaper? To find out, please join me in “Return to the Scene of the Crime.”

  6. From July 2017 Capital Fringe Festival (DC), first performances of “Return to the Scene of the Crime”:

    ‘Moving . . . a diamond in the rough’ – DC Theatre Scene

    “Riveting . . . the last 15 minutes build to an astonishing . . . climax’ – DCist

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