Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - February, 1945. The General Court-Martial Room of the Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco and the banquet room in the Hotel Fairmont, also in San Francisco.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a court martial has been adapted by the author into suspenseful evening of theatre. A young lieutenant is relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg is a psychopath in crisis and commanded the ship and its crew to destruction. Naval tradition is against him, but testimony eventually reveals a devastating picture of Queeg's mental disintegration.
"Enormously exciting. It is the modern stage at its best." - New York Daily News
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial was first presented at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on October 12, 1953. It later transferred to the Plymouth Theatre in New York City on January, 1954. It was directed by Charles Laughton.