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Transport Group Announces 2018-19 Season

The New York theater will feature a world-premiere musical Dick Scanlan and Carmel Dean.

Dick Scanlan's latest work, Renascence, kicks off Transport Group's season.
(© Allison Stock)

Transport Group has announced its 2018-2019 mainstage season of two productions.

First will be the world-premiere musical Renascence (October 5-November 17), with a book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie), music by Carmel Dean (musical director, If/Then), and lyrics from the poems of Pulitzer Prize winner Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is described as follows: "Renascence is the story of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who lived 100 years ago, a hundred years ahead of her time. At 18, she writes a staggeringly profound poem that rocks the literary world and transforms this girl from rural Maine into a cause célèbre. Vincent captivates everyone in her orbit (male and female), and is hero-worshipped by young women for her unabashed intellect and frank sensuality. She works her newfound fame, leaving in her wake broken relationships with those who believed in her before anybody else."

The second and final show of the season will be The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (January 16, 2019-February 23, 2019), written by Daniel Berrigan and directed by Jack Cummings III. The play is described as follows: "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine is based on the court transcripts of the trial of nine peace activists who broke into a drafting office in Catonsville, Maryland, on May 17, 1968, and burned 378 draft cards with homemade napalm. Father Phil Berrigan and his brother Father Daniel Berrigan lead the movement, joined by seven additional parishioners in their protest for peace. In sharp contrast to the wave of young, liberal extremists at the forefront of the resistance headlines, the Nine give a new face to activism and inspire hundreds of antiwar demonstrations that follow."