About This Show

Called "thrilling, ferocious, and hilarious" by The New York Times and "moving and evocative" by The New Yorker, this riveting Off-Broadway drama by playwright Christopher Trumbo is a homage to the playwright’s legendary screenwriter father, Dalton Trumbo, a spirited American who took on Congress, Hollywood, and a fearful nation…and won. Legendary author of Spartacus, Roman Holiday, Exodus, Papillion, and Johnny Got his Gun, Dalton Trumbo was at the top of his game, when in 1947, he stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee and was thrown into prison and blacklisted as one of the infamous "Hollywood Ten." In a script born from his brilliant and razor-sharp letters to family, friends and former friends, Trumbo, is a fascinating, funny, yet chilling retelling of one man’s struggle to defend his freedom, his family and his livelihood during the McCarthy era.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: February 16, 2008 Final Performance: February 24, 2008