Trumbo:Red, White and Blacklisted

  • February 10 - 12, 2023
  • Plainfield Opera House

    18 High Street
    Plainfield, Vermont 05667
Ticket Price $0.00-$30.00 This event is now over

Renowned actor, organizer, producer and long-time Plainfield resident Donny Osman will present the play “Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted” by Christopher Trumbo.

Taking the words of his father, one of the “Hollywood Ten” whose suspected membership in the Communist Party would land him before the House Un-American Activities Committee, followed by a year in jail for contempt of Congress –  “As far as I was concerned, it was a completely just verdict.  I had full contempt for that Congress” – Christopher Trumbo draws a sympathetic portrait of a man whose letters from jail testified to a spirit unbowed, and a wit both wicked and childlike.  It is these letters, some of which seem as carefully crafted as had they been intended for performance or publication – and they were in fact published, six years before Trumbo’s death – which drive the play, at times with a power, lyricism and stamina evoking the oratory traditions of ancient Greece. ~ Leslie Weismann

Date & Time

Feb 10 - 12, 2023

Venue Details

Plainfield Opera House

18 High Street
Plainfield, Vermont 05667 Plainfield Opera House
Plainfield Opera House

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