David Kleinberg

Photo by John Carman
Photo by John Carman

The Marsh Discovery Series presents


Written and performed by David Kleinberg

April 11 — May 3 | San Francisco

Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 7pm


“Hey, Hey, LBJ!” is David Kleinberg’s powerful solo work on his year as an army combat correspondent in Vietnam, the most divisive foreign war in American history. David arrives in Vietnam in early 1966 supporting the conflict but things change as the year unfolds. In the end, David is partying in Bangkok while his buddies are under rocket attack in Vietnam.

Hey, Hey, LBJ! Website:

“HEY, HEY, LBJ!” Special Events (Country Joe McDonald on April 19 and May 3 Post-Show Panels)

April 11 (Opening Night) — Benefit for The Marsh (100% of Ticket Sales go to The Marsh Theater)
April 12 – Post Show Talk With Playwright/Performer David Kleinberg
April 18 – 15-Minute Post Show Talk With Playwright/Performer David Kleinberg
April 19 – Post Show Audience/Panel Discussion: “Vietnam and America’s Wars Since” (Featuring Country Joe McDonald)
April 26 – Post Show Audience/Panel Discussion: “The April 30 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon: What Did America Learn From the Vietnam War?”

Mays 3 (Closing Show) — Post Show Audience/Panel Discussion: “The April 30 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon: What Did America Learn From the Vietnam War?” (Featuring Country Joe McDonald).

Panelists will include, among others, representatives from Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans for Peace and Swords to Plowshares.

Country Joe McDonald
Country Joe McDonald

The Marsh Discovery Series

Each year, in addition to our main season runs, The Marsh presents several limited runs to showcase a wide range of exciting new work emerging from The Marsh community. These may include shows by emerging up-and-coming talent, established Marsh all-star performers experimenting with a unique story or concept, as well as people from all walks of life who have developed powerful stories at The Marsh.  These are not ‘workshop runs’.  Rather, they represent the culmination of a dedicated and lengthy creative process, and offer to the audience an opportunity to discover something new and different.  Shows produced as part of The Marsh Discovery Series are limited runs with a maximum of 8 performances.  So get your tickets now to discover some of the most exciting and unique work The Marsh has to offer.

Artist Biography

Kleinberg was a writer and editor at the San Francisco Chronicle for 34 years – the last 14 years as editor of the paper’s Sunday entertainment magazine. He has also been a stand-up comedian for 12 years – appearing with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey (“Saturday Night Live”) and Richard Lewis (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). He served as a writer and editor of the 25th Infantry Division newspaper at Cu Chi, Vietnam, from 1966 to 1967, then joined the anti-war movement when he returned home.

Press & Media

“…[a]s polished and moving a piece of theater that the DC Fringe is likely to see (out of 119 shows).” — The Washington Post

“powerful  . . . must see.” — Mike Goldberg, ex-Rolling Stone Magazine senior writer and associate editor

Encore performance at Boulder Fringe

New Orleans Times-Picayune and Gambit Weekly name it “must see” out of 80+ shows at New Orleans festival

“Normally, we would not post a review of a show in developmental stage, but David Kleinberg’s ‘Hey, Hey LBJ’ is already a gripping piece of theater . . . (and is) as strong as . . . shows we’ve seen on larger (Bay Area) stages.” — Doug Konecky, SF Theater Blog

“A very special church-like healing experience.” — Charlie Varon, Artist-in-Residence at The Marsh

Show Info

April 11 – May 3
Tickets: $20-$35 sliding scale | Reserved Seats: $55 and $100
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 7pm
70 minutes | No Intermission | 18 and up

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