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).

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

 

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A THING OF EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY

– The New York Times

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A REMARKABLE MOMENT IN HISTORY COMES ROARING BACK TO LIFE

– TimeOut New York

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A BRACING, PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT FOR WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE WITH PURPOSE

– The New Yorker

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THIS BLISTERING REVIVAL SHINES A LIGHT BETWEEN JUSTICE AND THE LAW WITH SEARING MORAL CLARITY

– Theatermania