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The Four of Us
Richard Cahan—Playwright, The Four of Us

Cast
Johnny Baranski—Greg Rothman
Thom Clark—Tim Hendrickson
Mary Beth Lubbers—Natalie West
Eileen Kreutz—Jane Baxter Miller
Selective Service Employees Linda Williford and Margaret Brinker—Lili-Anne Brown
Judge Alexander Napoli and Witness Jerry Demuth—Gary Houston
FBI Agent Joseph Stumpf and Johnny Baranski's father—Bill McGough
Witness Michael Caplan and Attorney Steven Kadison—Gary Simmers

On April 29, 1971—35 years ago—two men and two women walked into the Selective Service office in Evanston, Illinois. They said they didn't want to hurt anyone and calmly poured animal blood over hundreds of Selective Service records. Then, they called the police and asked to be arrested for what they had done so that they could put the U.S. government on trial for the war in Vietnam. Many years later, local playwright Richard Cahan interviewed the four activists and asked them how they stayed connected to this incident. He wondered if they grew up to be the same type of people they were in their twenties. Cahan wrote a play based on transcripts of these interviews and of the actual trial. We hear a condensed version of the play The Four of Us, directed by Next Theatre Company's Jason Loewith.

Production support for The Four of US from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Michael Burke and Robert Charles, Ginny Holbert and Chris Allen, and Nicole Gotthelf.

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