“Incendiary Agents” is one of three plays selected as winners of the Morgan Opera House’s seventh Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition. Set in the 1960s, against the backdrop of anti-establishment rebellion, Jim Crow and the Viet Nam war, this original play focuses on a small group of idealists, including two members of the clergy, who determine to protest the war by breaking into a federal building to destroy draft records. The consequences of the “simple” burglary are greater than anything they might have imagined. Jack Karp’s work explores the questions, “What impels people to march and plot and be willing to be arrested for their beliefs. How do they draw the line between what they’re willing to protest and what they’re not?” Directed by Siouxsie Easter, Associate Professor of Theatre at Wells.
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