Santa Monica Playhouse and PowerPlayz are proud to announce the World Premiere of J-Powerss Pentagon Papers in the 40th anniversary year of the Watergate break-in. For the first time on stage, the hidden history of the Vietnam War that destroyed more than one president is dramatized. President Richard Nixon referred to the Watergate break-in which eventually lead to his resignation as silly and incredible in grand jury transcripts made public in November 2011. Powerss new play Pentagon Papers presents key passages from the recently declassified Pentagon Papers revealing the shocking secrets that led him to create a team of Watergate burglars and eventually to the self-destruction of his presidency. Unlike previous works on the subject that explore the courtroom effort regarding the right to publish, Pentagon Papers dramatizes the actual secret history of America’s involvement in Vietnam. Performed by a cast of young actors, the production aims to inspire a new generation of Americans to demand honesty and transparency from leaders. The truth will set you free, said Daniel Ellsberg, who risked everything, including his freedom, to expose this classified information.This production is done in association with Vietnam Veterans of America and made possible through a CCI ARC Grant.Visit Santa Monica Playhouse for ticket information or call for reservations at 310-394-9779 ext.1.