About the Book
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.
News & Reviews
“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 is a playwright and actor, as well as a co-artistic director of Vancouver’s Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre. His first play Re:Union premiered in 2011 and is set to tour to various cities in Canada and the U.S. in 2013. His second play Except in the Unlikely Event of War will be co-produced by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre and Pi Theatre in 2013. He is currently developing Daisy, a political drama about the advertising campaign for the 1965 U.S. Presidential election.