Cold War ‘spies’ in Battle Mountain High play ‘Don’t Drink the Water’

Cold War ‘spies’ in Battle Mountain High play ‘Don’t Drink the Water’
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By Krista Driscoll

Dudley Ottley strides onto the Battle Mountain High School auditorium stage and, Bible in hand, introduces himself as Father Drobney, priest and narrator of the story that’s about to unfold. Behind him, the set is a stark mock-up of an American embassy in the Cold War era. Painted books line the shelves, and a single desk dominates the landscape.After a few quips at his own expense, another character enters the scene behind Ottley. Dressed in a stately, dark suit, the second man is revealed to be Ambassador James F. Magee, head of the embassy, which lies somewhere to the east …

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