The Trial of the Catonsville Nine | Transport Group

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

A play based on the trial that sparked a national wave of Vietnam War resistance
Written by Daniel Berrigan
Directed by Jack Cummings III
January 16 - February 23, 2019
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine is based on the court transcripts of the trial of nine peace activists who broke into a drafting office in Catonsville, Maryland on May 17th 1968, and burned 378 draft cards with homemade napalm.  Father Phil Berrigan and his brother Father Daniel Berrigan lead the movement, joined by seven additional parishioners in their protest for peace.  In sharp contrast to the wave of young, liberal extremists at the forefront of the resistance headlines, The Nine give a new face to activism and inspire hundreds of anti-war demonstrations that follow. Transport Group draws audiences into the world of these courageous demonstrators with a re-imagined re-telling of this landmark struggle of culture versus conscience.  
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine was produced on Broadway in 1971 and received numerous award nominations including a Tony Award nomination for Best American Play. This is its first New York revival in over 30 years.  
This production is produced by Special Arrangement with The Daniel Berrigan Literary Trust, Catalyst Literary Management and Phil Sandhaus.  

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