Peace Crimes: The Minnesota Eight vs. the War

A few years ago I was interviewing an actor of advanced age (compared to me, at least). When talk turned to the Iraq war, I asked him if things were the same in America during the Vietnam era. "No way," he said. The reason? The draft. By 1970, the Vietnam death toll for Americans was in the tens of thousands, and a young man plucked out of his everyday life for a trip overseas stared down a nearly one-in-four chance of death or injury in South Asia. This collaboration between History Theatre and the University of Minnesota Theatre evokes the days of student protest. The story centers on a handful of young men busted raiding draft board offices in Minnesota and subsequently sent to federal prison. Remember history, or else repeat it. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8:00 p.m. Friday through Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 21. Continues through March 9, 2008

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