Metta Young Artists Janelle and Jacquelyn Cordova, back in the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK @ METTA THEATRE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 7:00 PM

THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE by Daniel Berrigan

Staged Reading

With

Jim Avery

Alfred Finelli

Max Fresquez

Kathy Griego

Dan Kinder

Serapio Martinez

Bruce McIntosh

Eldon Rodriguez

Tamara Stackpoole

Directed by Bruce McIntosh

Saturday,  December 1 @ 7:00 PM        Sunday, December 2 @ 4:00 PM

Admission $10 or pay what you can @ door   Show runs approximately 90 minutes.

Reservations:  575.303.0774 or mettahondo@gmail. com (Please make email reservations by 1 PM the day of the show so we are sure to get them, thanks.)

ABOUT THE PLAY:

The play was taken from the Federal Court trial transcript, and shares the eloquence of the nine defendants as they speak on how they came to risk their freedom in taking the protest action.

(From Wikipedia)

The Catonsville Nine were nine Catholic activists who burned draft files to protest the Vietnam War. On May 17, 1968, they went to the draft board in Catonsville, Maryland,[1] took 378 draft files, brought them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them out, poured over them homemade napalm (an incendiary used extensively by the US military in Vietnam), and set them on fire.[2]

The Catonsville Nine were tried in federal court October 5–9, 1968. The lead defense attorney was counterculture legal icon William Kunstler. They were found guilty of destruction of U.S. property, destruction of Selective Service files, and interference with the Selective Service Act of 1967.[9] They were also sentenced to a total of 18 years’ jail time and a fine of $22,000. Several of the nine—Mary Moylan, Phil Berrigan, Dan Berrigan and George Mische—went “underground” when it came time to show up for prison—in other words, the FBI had to try to find them.

ALSO,  our new friends, MORANG NORTHEY & EUGENE STICKLAND are visiting from Canada with 17: WHEN EMPTINESS TURNS INSIDE OUT…”a multi-genre fusion of cello, story, and song and takes its audience on one whale of a ride through her profound experiences as an artist, woman, mother, and indomitable spirit.

She will be accompanied onstage by award-winning author and playwright Eugene Stickland.

Throughout this groundbreaking work, we get a glimpse into the magnitude and depth of this prolific artist. One thing is certain: the honesty of Morag’s story and the force of her vocal and virtuosic cello performance has profoundly touched and moved audiences. It’s a night in the theatre quite unlike anything you have ever seen – or heard – before. ”

TCA   Friday, November 30 @ 7PM   Doors open @ 6:15 PM

$20 @ door; $15 in advance   Call 575.758.2052

Metta Theatre  1470 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte in El Prado  (1/4 mile north of Farmhouse Cafe/Overland Sheepskin, on left)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2,  4:00 PM

THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE by Daniel Berrigan

Staged Reading

(Please See  Saturday Listing For More Information)

ZEN MEDITATION

No Session This Week, DECEMBER Schedule TBA

MORNING ONLY  (9:00 AM – 11:35 AM)   &   ALL DAY   (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Morning Only – 4 periods with tea break

All Day –  5 periods to start.  One hour lunch break.  Afternoon, 4 periods with tea break.

Attendance for part of morning only or all day sessions is fine.

No Charge, Instruction Available

Led by Bruce McIntosh

(19 years training with Shishin Wick Roshi & Roshi Shinko Perez, Great Mountain Zen Center, Berthoud, Colorado – (Mazeumi Roshi Lineage)

METTA THEATRE CONTACT INFORMATION:

Mailing Address:  PO Box 56, El Prado, NM, 87529

email:  mettahondo@gmail.com

Facebook:  Metta Theatre

Instagram: mettatheatretaos

Phone: 575.303.0774

 

 

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