The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

by  Daniel Berrigan

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 2f

"A positively riveting play, even though the verdict is a matter of history. The eloquence of the defendants, the cold duty of the prosecution, the dry, puzzled compassion of the far from unsympathetic judge, are woven by Father Berrigan into a theat…

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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

by  Daniel Berrigan

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    9m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic

Additional Info

This dramatic play was created from an edited transcript of the trial of the Rev. Philip and Daniel Berrigan and their seven confederates who in 1968 entered a Selective Service office, removed records, and burned them in a parking lot to protest the war in Vietnam and the horrors of napalm bombings.
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Reviews

"A positively riveting play, even though the verdict is a matter of history. The eloquence of the defendants, the cold duty of the prosecution, the dry, puzzled compassion of the far from unsympathetic judge, are woven by Father Berrigan into a theatro political account of this political act...[that is] almost an instant replay of a politically theatrical gesture." - The New York Times

"Eloquent, powerful and moving. Artistic and jolting theatre." -CBS TV

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Casting

9m, 2f

DANIEL BERRIGAN
PHILIP BERRIGAN
DAVID DARST
JOHN HOGAN
THOMAS LEWIS
MARJORIE MELVILLE
THOMAS MELVILLE
GEORGE MISCHE
MARY MOYLAN
DEFENSE
JUDGE
PROSECUTION
WITNESS
MARSHALS

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