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Transport Group presents
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine
a play by Daniel Berrigan
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30PM
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
Near Pitt Street
The trial that sparked a national wave of Vietnam War resistance.
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.
The play is by Daniel Berrigan and will be directed by Jack Cummings III.