THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE
JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019
The unlikely activists that set the nation ablaze
WRITTEN BY DANIEL BERRIGAN
DIRECTED and ADAPTED BY JACK CUMMINGS III
It is 1968 and the war is raging in Vietnam. A draft card is viewed by many as a death certificate. In the midst of a divided country, with corrosive mistrust in government and authority, nine would-be bystanders in Catonsville, Maryland decide that complacency is complicity — it is time for action. Their single act of conscience to halt the draft awakens a national resistance.
Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III has radically re-imagined this provocative piece of theatre created from the actual court transcripts of the Catonsville Nine trial. Actors David Huynh, Mia Katigback and Eunice Wong play over a dozen roles as they excavate the stories and inspiration behind these history-making activists.
Jack Cummings III
Kristina Corcoran Williams
Scenic & Costume Designer
R. Lee Kennedy
Saturday, February 9th
Frida Berrigan, author of It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood. Daughter of Philip Berrigan.
Sunday, February 10th
John Dear and Chris Hedges, an American journalist and author of War is a Force that Gives us Meaning. John Dear is an activist and author of Living Peace: Jesus the Rebel.
Sunday, February 17th
Melissa Slaughter and Alex Chester from the podcast “We’re Not All Ninjas” will moderate a talkback with the Catonsville company.