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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

 

JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 23, 2019

The Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street

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.

This production is produced in partnership with the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO).

 

Run time: 85 minutes, no intermission.

Cast

David Huynh
Mia Katigbak

 

Eunice Wong

 

Creative Team

Jack Cummings III

Director

 

Kristina Corcoran Williams

Dramaturg

 

Peiyi Wong

Scenic & Costume Designer

 

R. Lee Kennedy

Lighting Designer

 

Fan Zhang

Sound Designer

 

Talkback Schedule

 

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.