THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE | Journeymen Theater Ensemble | November 3, 2008

By Daniel Berrigan
Directed by Rahaleh Nassri

Based on transcripts of a historical event, Daniel Berrigan adapted this play from the edited transcript of his trial—along with his brother Rev. Philip Berrigan and seven others—for removing records from a Selective Service office and burning them to protest the Vietnam War. After they were convicted and sentenced, Berrigan memorialized the trial in this award-winning play, first produced at the Mark Taper Forum in 1972 and later made into a feature film. The New York Times described the play as “positively riveting.”

At Church Street Theater, 1742 Church Street NW
Monday nights at 7:30 pm.

Co-produced by Theater J and
Journeymen Theater Ensemble.
Discussions to follow

What do we consider “ethical behavior” during a time of war? What is our responsibility as citizens to make sure those standards are upheld by our nation? Is it ethical to stand by and allow our young men and women to risk their lives for a conflict that many don’t believe we should be involved with in the first place?

Journeymen Theater Ensemble, in conjunction with its production of As American As, and Theater J, in conjunction with its production of Honey Brown Eyes, have collaborated to present an inter-faith reading series dealing with issues of Ethics and War at this crucial time in our nation’s history.

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