November 2, 1965. Norman Morrison drives to the Pentagon with his infant daughter, a jug of kerosene and a box of matches. With Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara looking on, the young Quaker carries out a final act of witness against the horrors of the Vietnam War. Thirty-six years later, in the wake of 9/11, his daughter returns to confront the aging McNamara, the memory of her father, and the costly legacy of sacrifice.
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“A compelling exploration of a small piece of American history, Devine proves himself a playwright to watch. Not since Frost/Nixon have I found American politics so interestingly portrayed onstage.” —Gay Vancouver
“As society struggles, Occupy Wall Street, to articulate coherent resistance to institutionalized power, Re:Union feels particularly relevant … Re:Union provides a thorough moral and intellectual workout.” —The Georgia Straight
About the Author
Sean Devine‘s first play, Reunion, premiered in Vancouver in 2011, and was presented at Ottawa’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival in 2015, where it won seven Prix Rideau Award Nominations, including the award for Outstanding Production. Sean’s other plays include Daisy, which was originally commissioned by NYC’s Ensemble Studio Theatre, Except in the Unlikely Event of War, and When There’s Nothing Left to Burn. Sean works as a Program Officer for the Canada Council, and lives in Ottawa with his wife Alexa and their children.