How I Got That Story

How I Got That Story

February 23 – March 18, 2012

By Amlin Gray
Directed by Seema Sueko
Starring Brian Bielawski and Greg Watanabe

How I Got That StoryHow do you survive the confusion of war?

An eager newspaper reporter from Dubuque travels to fictional war-torn “Am-bo Land” to cover the country, but the country ends up covering him. This fast-paced “nightmare comedy” asks: where is the boundary between historical fact and subjective experience? What is the human impact of war and the role of the media?

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Performances from February 23 – March 18, 2012

Preview Performances
$15 – $20
February 23, 24, 25, March 1 at 7:30 PM
February 26 at 2:00 PM

Press Opening Night Performance and Post-Show Party
$30 – $40
March 2 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances
$22 – $30
March 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM
March 4, 11, 18 at 2:00 PM

High School Matinees
February 29, Mar 7, 14 at 10:00 AM

Lower ticket rate is for seniors, students, and members of AEA with a valid ID.
To purchase tickets please click here or call 619-342-7395.
Special discounts for groups of 10 or more: Please call 619-342-7395 for details.

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Education and Outreach

Tell Us Your Story

In conjunction with our production of How I Got That Story, we are collecting 1- 2 minute videos from veterans and civilians about how they’ve survived the confusion of war for our YouTube channel. Some of the stories will be featured in a pre-show video at the theater during the run of the show and the authors of those stories will be given two free tickets to the Press Opening performance of the show and the post-show party taking place on March 2, 2012.

To participate, simply visit our YouTube channel by clicking here. To be considered for inclusion in our pre-show video, we need your recorded story no later than February 10, 2012. Please feel free to email with any questions or concerns.

Art Gallery
In concert with How I Got That Story, The 10th Avenue Theatre Resident Visual Artist Gerald Montoya will be curating an art show in the second floor galleries of The 10th Avenue Theatre. We invite you to arrive at the theater as early as one hour prior to show time to give yourself time to enjoy this free exhibit.

Three Part Arts – Click for information about Mo`olelo’s work in the schools.

Study Guide – Click to access our Study Guide.


Individual Sponsors
Co- Producers: Ree & Maurice Miller
Co-Producers: Beth & Norman Saks

Patrons: Jay & Julie Sarno
Patrons: Sydney & Larry Cousins

Partner Organizations
Veterans Village of San Diego
The Veterans’ Writing Group of San Diego County
NAACP San Diego Branch Veterans Committee
Asian American Journalists Association, San Diego
San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego
San Diego Press Club

Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust
The Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc.

How I Got That Story Artistic Team

Playwright: Amlin Gray
Director: Seema Sueko*
Cast: Brian Bielawski*, Greg Watanabe*
Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth L. Stephens*
Scenic Designer: David F. Weiner
Lighting Designer: Stephen Terry
Costume Designer: Jeannie Galioto
Sound Designer: George Yé
Props Designer: Will Widick
Peking Opera Choreographer: Sainu Ma
Graphic Design: Sarah Loffler
Producer & Executive Artistic Director: Seema Sueko*

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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