Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Chagrin Falls, OH
Community Theatre

By: Scott Lax

September 22 - October 1, 2023

Show Description:

Evoking both tears and laughter, this powerful drama portrays a year in the lives of young men faced with the military draft lottery that will determine their fates – and forever alter the lives of friends and lovers who are left behind. 1970 is a Vietnam War-era “homefront” story set in fictional Chestnut Falls, Ohio.

First an acclaimed novel by Scott Lax (The Year That Trembled), then a 2002 movie starring Jonathan Brandis, Marin Hinkle, Martin Mull, Meredith Monroe and Fred Willard, CVLT’s production marks the main stage debut of 1970. This two-weekend, limited run is sure to be a popular ticket.

Staff and Cast

Director: Brian Westerley

ALISON MATAS SMITH as Helen Kerrigan
BRETT HEIDINGER as Charlie Kerrigan
MATTHEW ANDRUS as Jim “Hairball” Morton
ALEX GEORGE as Phil Rose
DONNA LONGFELLOW as Ernestine Whirly
ERIN MOORE as Jennifer Treman
CORI’EN HARVEY as Johnny Kenston
ABEGAIL ZEE as Wendy Tanaka
BARRY MOSES as Officer Fernandez


7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays


$17 - $21

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Following Cuyahoga County Board of Health guidelines, CVLT recommends masks while inside of our facilities.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories for this production.


Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
40 River Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022