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Red, White and Blacklisted – a play coming to the Plainfield Opera House

February 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Red, White and Blacklisted
A play by Christopher Trumbo

Plainfield Arts, the new moniker of Friends of Plainfield Opera House, is proud to present Red White and Blacklisted on Feb 10, 11 and 12 at POH. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 pm and Sunday’s is at 4 pm.
Tickets for all shows are available online and at the door. Suggested donation – $20.
plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com – 802 498-3173

A dynamic team of artists and a scholar/artist have teamed up to bring the Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist Dalton Trumbo’s words to life.  The play, written by Trumbo’s son Christopher, is a two-person play and features 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. 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, frontman of the Vermont band The Western Terrestrials. The play is directed by Waterbury theater pro-Monica Callan. Rick Winston, the founder of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater and author of  Red Scare in the Green Mountains: The McCarthy Era in Vermont 1946-1960, is serving as the show’s dramaturg.


Plainfield Opera House
18 High St
Plainfield, VT United States
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