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Trumbo: Red, White, & Blacklisted

Saturday, February 18, 2023 • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST

$20.00

Event Details

Pushcart ProductionsPlainfield Arts, & 

the Grange Hall Cultural Center presents:



Written by Christopher Trumbo

Directed by Monica Callan

Starring Donny Osman and Nick Charyk

February 17 and 18 at 7:30pm

February 19 at 3pm

$20 suggested donation

Grange Hall Cultural Center 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center


Trumbo: Red White & Blacklisted, written by Trumbo’s son Christopher, is a two person play featuring a series of Trumbo’s letters and speeches.  The letters that Trumbo wrote—to former friends, to fellow blacklistees, to his daughter’s teacher, and even to the telephone company—are as well-crafted as any of the scripts that made him the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood until his fall from grace in 1947.

 

“...the letters are thrilling, uneconomical torrents of words, alternately grandiloquent, ferocious, withering, sentimental, thunderously overwrought and always tailored, often hilariously, to their intended readership of one.” --Bruce Weber, NYT

 

The play was first created in 1997 when Christopher Trumbo organized a one-off event honoring his late father in which Steve Martin, an old friend of the Trumbo family, read from Dalton Trumbo’s letters. The reception was so enthusiastic that Christopher reshaped the evening as a two-character play—Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted—that opened as an Off-Broadway production in 2003, starring Nathan Lane as Trumbo. Successive Trumbos in that production included Alec Baldwin, Brian Dennehy, Ed Harris, Richard Dreyfuss, and Tim Robbins.

 

A dynamic team of Vermont artists and a scholar/artist have teamed up to bring the Oscar winning screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo’s words to life.  Donny Osman, a longtime Vermont theater type, will play Trumbo. History and context for the letters and speeches are provided through the narration of Trumbo’s son, played by Nick Charyk, front man of the Vermont band The Western Terrestrials. The play is directed by Waterbury theater maker and co-founder of MOXIE Productions and GHCC, Monica Callan. Founder of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater, Rick Winston, and author of  Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960, is serving as the show's dramaturg.  

Schedule of Events:

Plainfield Opera House, High Street, Plainfield, VT

(tickets @ www.plainfieldoperahousevt.com & at door)

February 10 & 11 @ 7pm

February 12 @ 4pm

Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Avenue, Waterbury Center, VT

(tickets @ SevenDaystickets.com or cash/check @ door)

February 17 & 18 @ 7:30pm

February 19 @ 3pm

Main Street Museum, 58 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT

(tickets @ SevenDaystickets.com or cash/check @ door)

March 4 @ 7:30pm

March 5 @ 3pm


Venue Information

Grange Hall Cultural Center
317 Howard Avenue
Waterbury Center, VT 05677

Organizer Information

Grange Hall Cultural Center


317 Howard Ave
Waterbury Center, VT 05677

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Name:
Monica Callan
Phone:
(802) 244-4168
Email:
[email protected]
Name:
Monica Callan
Phone:
(802) 244-4168
Email:
[email protected]
Name:
Monica Callan
Phone:
(802) 244-4168
Email:
[email protected]