The 2005 PEN IS A MIGHTY SWORD winner is Kato McNickle for her play, A Yankee Trader, which finds Dillon Taber down on his luck and the law at his doorstep. The old world is being re-invented all around the Tabers, who have been traders as long as anyone remembers but even a stubborn man must change with the times. In a moment of desperation, Dillon trades his wife for a car and goes on the run to keep his freedom. Amidst the ever-increasing fury of the Great Hurricane of 1938, Dillon's bargain brings personal disaster and transformation as the storm wreaks havoc all around him.
LA Times - Recommended, LA Weekly - Recommended
"This smartly mounted production, with Ian Vogt's sharp, savvy direction, with riveting performances just astonishes! "A Yankee Trader" is our critic's pick -- don't miss it!" -- Gerri Garner's Entertainment File, American Radio Network,
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