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
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
The unlikely activists that set the nation ablaze.
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.
Jack Cummings III
Kristina Corcoran Williams
Scenic & Costume Designer
R. Lee Kennedy
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