Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III has radically re-imagined this provocative piece of theater created from the actual court transcripts of the Catonsville Nine trial. More…
See it if You are a jury in 1968 hearing the impassioned words of war objectors. Powerful issues made personal. Excellent staging w/great ending.
Don't see it if You wouldn't enjoy an artistic nonfiction re-enactment. You are not interested in Vietnam War issues, even though relevant to today.
See it if You enjoy plays based on history. You want a portrait of the Vietnam War protests. You like immersive staging. You enjoy political dramas.
Don't see it if You want characters that are more realistic & less archetype. You want a political play that shows both sides of an issue.
See it if story of 9 Vietnam protesters interests you. Script is from actual trial transcripts. 3 actors portray many characters.
Don't see it if you want a "routine" play with a full cast and linear storytelling. You don't like in-the-round productions.
See it if You remember the years when the Vietnam war draft was front & center for all young men. Passions ran high. Reliving those times was hard.
Don't see it if You don't care to remember which side of the anti-war movement you were supporting. Still not clear if protests changed anything.
See it if you enjoy verbatim or political theatre. Great cast, great direction, great set design, great lighting & sound design.
Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional prod.
See it if You are interested in human rights and historic documentation, excellent acting, sound, lighting, staging, presented in an immersive setting
Don't see it if The script was rather confusing, you get the gist but the story is not clear, you have to do your research before coming to see the play.
See it if You are or aren't familiar with this true-life tale of political heroism, and if you are a fan of environmental, site-specific theatre.
Don't see it if You like conventional settings for a story to take place in.
See it if You like theater that is off the beaten path. Strong performances. Appreciate a story that is not purely linear.
Don't see it if You want to relax and be entertained. This is an exciting piece of theater, well staged. But it’s intense.
See it if you like an intimate experience and a wonderful ambiance alongside great acting
Don't see it if you dislike trial plays or want something with extravagance
See it if You're interested in the history of our land and society.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a history lesson, regardless of the top quality of its delivery.
See it if You are interested in political, historical plays that take a risk with unusual staging. --this focuses on the Vietnam War period.
Don't see it if You don't like a lot of talking with not much plot. Also-- be warned there's a lot of smoke
See it if You like history and retelling of an event from one perspective, limited set design.
Don't see it if You don’t like history from one perspective and limited set design.
See it if If you like history plays that comment on current events by analogy. If you lived through the culture wars and protests of the 1960s.
Don't see it if If you want a big production rather than an intimate experience. If you're sensitive to potential overacting or cults of personality.
See it if You love a compelling docudrama about a nearly forgotten anti-war protest that is both inspiring and chilling in its relevancy to now.
Don't see it if You supported the Vietnam War.
See it if You like cleverly staged political dramas with a very timely feel. Interesting sort of round robin casting with 3 actors playing all roles.
Don't see it if You want a lot of action. This is almost entirely monologues.
See it if If you want good acting and staging. This show had good lighting as well.
Don't see it if If you want a story that starts with Vietnam, goes to Guatemala, then Africa, and onto other countries. Writer tries to be resonant ,
Also But is down right subversive.
See it if Theater In the round done expertly. Great acting by David Huynh and Eunice Wong. Approx. 70 seats make one a part of the show. see also
Don't see it if One has to adjust to the 3 actors playing all of the roles, the 9 accused and the lawyers and judges.Only 90 minutes. See also
See it if Cummings' immersive rethink of Berrigan's docu-drama works more often than not due to terrific cast of Asian actors - nice directorial touch
Don't see it if Cast of three play all parts - 9 or 10? & leads to some confusion/loss of focus Pace can slow due to dry material but passion remains high