Tonight is Opening Night at the 10th Avenue Theatre as Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company presents “How I Got That Story” by Amlin Gray, a two-man play exploring the confusion of war and the search for truth and perspective within it.

We’ve been following this play from the inside for several weeks, seeing how the company pieces together costumes and voices, consults with combat veterans and performs in front of preview audiences, all leading up to this night.

I’ve put the question to the actors, the director, and several key people involved: What’s this day like for you? What do you think about as you arrive at the theater?

Actor Brian Bielawski, playing the reporter in the play, shared a thought on Twitter this morning:

I love me some Opening Night!!! I treat the whole day like it’s my birthday. Tickets:

— Brian Bielawski (@brianbielawski) March 2, 2012

I’ll gather the team’s thoughts and share them with you early next week.

Meanwhile, are you going to see the play? Please share with us below what you think, what it made you think about, who you might recommend this play to and anything else you think of.

You can follow our discovery of the elements needed to get a play from a script on a page to a play onstage in our Arts: Embedded series.

How I Got That Story” opens Friday night and runs through March 18. Stay tuned for our coming dispatches.

I’m Kelly Bennett, the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531.

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Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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