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Bill Cain Fall, 2010 Marin 9 CIRCLES.qxd 3/11/2013 12:34 PM Page 6. [1][2] The play's title refers to Dante Alighieri's Inferno—in which Dante navigates a descent into the "nine circles of hell". This is a powerful, wrenching play about a young soldier's crushing guilt & shame at war crimes committed in the Middle East in the name of "freedom", depicted as a psychological & spiritual descent through the nine circles of Dante's Hell. He is a Jesuit pries with teaching experience in New York's Lower East Side. In Bill Cain’s “ 9 Circles,” a contemporary morality play inspired by Dante’s “The Divine Comedy,” the psychic damage of war does not belong to Reeves alone, and … In Cain's play, Green passes through his discharge from the Army and various judicial and administrative procedures, roughly paralleling the nine circles of Dante's Inferno. This is an amazing play, at least on the page. It's an indictment of us, how we set young men up for war and murder and then abandon them. 9 CIRCLES by Bill Cain. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 9 Circles is a play by Bill Cain based on the military career and subsequent civilian trial of murderer Steven Dale Green. . 9 CIRCLES by Bill Cain. We've got some steamy novels for you to snuggle up with, including Casey McQuiston's... To see what your friends thought of this book. Cain structured the play so other cast members would return to play multiple characters, at each different circle. Reviews: 9 Circles by Bill Cain. August 27th 2013 Cain a Jesuit priest iuses the plays title to refer to Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, in which Dante descends into the “nine circles of hell.” Green here is known as Pvt. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And in “9 Circles,” Daniel Reeves is held accountable for those unspeakable crimes. Due to a personality disorder […] The script won the Steinberg Award. The world premiere of Bill Cain's How to Write a New Book for the Bible took place during the 2011-12 season at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. This event has passed. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published There's a lot to recommend about the play 9 Circles, by playwright Bill Cain and introducing stunning actor Jimi Stanton as a teenage soldier on trial for an inhuman act. It was directed by Kent Nicholson; the set and lighting design were by Michael Cain is a Jesuit priest. 7 9 CIRCLES received its world premiere production in 2010 at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, California. Bill Cain Father Cain Graduated from Boston College Jesuit Priest Founded Boston Shakespeare Company where he was Artistic Director for 7 Hard to pinpoint my feelings on this after just finishing it in one night. Written by Bill Cain, Directed by Martil Lyons, 2013 "9 Circles, now playing in downtown Chicago in a notably well-acted production from Sideshow Theatre, under the direction of Marti Lyons, whose work is increasingly worthy of notice. An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 24, 2020. 9 Circles by Bill Cain ISBN 13: 9780822225935 ISBN 10: 082222593X Paperback; Dramatist's Play Service; ISBN-13: 978-0822225935 Published: 2019-07-11T15:06:01-05:00 Modified: 2019-07-11T15:06:01-05:00 « All Events. Jesuit playwright Bill Cain S.J., has penned a new and searingly powerful play. He is the founder of the Boston Shakespeare Company, where he was Artistic Director for seven seasons, directing most of the Shakespeare canon. Start by marking “9 Circles” as Want to Read: Error rating book. He is the founder of the Boston Shakespeare Company, where he was Artistic Director for seven seasons, directing most of the Shakespeare canon. In the spirit of A Few Good Men, Bill Cain’s pile-driving play 9 Circles exposes war’s constant curse—how it dehumanizes predators and victims. Now through June 25, 2016 at 12th Avenue Arts. Jesuit playwright Bill Cain S.J., has penned a new and searingly powerful play. References to Dante’s “The Divine Comedy” permeate “9 Circles,” Bill Cain’s journey into the inferno of an Iraq war veteran’s shattered mind. Daniel Edward Reeves (Josh Collins). Apr 02 - 26. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. The play won praise for being nuanced, and not taking the easy path of demonizing the protagonist. Daniel journeys through an onslaught of public defenders, lawyers, preachers, and psychiatrists to discover his own path to truth about duty, war, and justice. Wisconsin Studio Productions presents 9 Circles, the 2010 Steinberg Award-winning play by Bill Cain, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 7, 8, and 9, 2013. Daniel Reeves is arrested for a crime allegedly committed in Iraq. At a time when drone strikes and economic sanctions have glazed over the horror of war, Forum Theatre’s riveting 9 Circles chooses to yank the jarring human toll back into the spotlight. Cain is a Jesuit priest. 640 480. by NextActVZ. Synopsis: Based on true events, "9 Circles" tells the shocking story of a soldier recently discharged after fighting in the War on It played to sold out houses in San Francisco, finding an audience for its troubling narrative through its emphatic honesty. He is a Jesuit pries with teaching experience in New York's Lower East Side. 9 Circles. 9 Circles is a play by Bill Cain based on the military career and subsequent civilian trial of murderer Steven Dale Green.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Based on actual events, Bill Cain’s psychological thriller is by turns shocking, mesmerizing and bitingly funny. A psychological thriller based on actual events. Be the first to ask a question about 9 Circles. . With Norah Elges, Sam Hagen, Sylvester F. Kamara and Conner Neddersen. As one character in Bill Cain's sobering, antiwar psychodrama 9 Circles puts it, "terrible things happen" in war. Soldiers killed and raped a 14 year old girl after murdering her mother, her father, and her 6 year old sister. 9 Circles is the tale of one U.S. soldier’s journey to hell and back again. “The power and punch of 9 CIRCLES is undeniable. by Bill Cain directed by Kent Nicholson originally produced at Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA. a gritty, at times revealing trip" Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle (21-Oct-2010) "This is theater that shakes your foundation and leaves you breathless" Chad Jones, Theatre Dogs (20-Oct-2010) Bill Cain’s 9 Circles is based on the military career and subsequent civilian trial of murderer Steven Dale Green. April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Recurring Event . Cain’s script zeroes in on one soldier’s story and leaves us feeling the inescapable historic and emotional weight of the entire war. Try Prime Cart. It is now being re-staged… There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Refresh and try again. Just a year after his earlier successful play about the gun powder plot, Equivocation (see my review), Cain portrays in his new play, 9 Circles, a character, Daniel Reeves, as a disturbed 19-year old snarled in the web of war… “The title, 9 Circles, refers, of course, to Dante’s Inferno, the 9 circles of hell. October 14, 2010 through November 7, 2010. 9 Circles by Bill Cain (Postponed) Presented by Next Act Theatre at Next Act Theatre . Bill Cain’s “9 Circles” with Norah Elges and Conner Neddersen onstage at 12th Avenue Arts through June 25, 2016. Bill Cain is an American playwright noted for an impish humor. We’d love your help. Directed by Greg Carter. Casting "9 Circles" by Bill Cain. Playwright Bill Cain’s script is based on an actual incident in Iraq. We claim the moral high ground...although we're actually standing in a sink hole. This is theater that shakes your foundation and leaves you breathless.” —Bay Area Backstage. Whatever it is, this will sit with me for a while. WHAT: "9 Circles" by Bill Cain, produced by the Majestic Reader's Theatre WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28 WHERE: Majestic Lab … [13] Cain is the only playwright to have two plays win this award two years in a row. Honorably discharged soldier Daniel is accused of a war crime from his time in Iraq. The play's title refers to Dante Alighieri 's Inferno —in which Dante navigates a descent into the "nine circles of hell". Amazon.com: 9 Circles (9780822225935): Cain, Bill: Books. Welcome back. With “9 Circles,’’ Cain is a finalist for the second year in a row for the $40,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. "Looking for trouble in a war zone in '9 Circles, "Theater review: Curious' "9 Circles" questions U.S. involvement in Iraq", "Theatre Review: '9 Circles' at Forum Theatre", "Based on Iraq War atrocities, 9 Circles is clear-eyed and tightly written", "Review: '9 Circles,' a Soldier's Story (and the Damage Done)", "Nine Circles Portrait of an Iraqi Killer", Third Avenue Playhouse opens Winter Play Reading Festival, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=9_Circles&oldid=1000735314, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 13:04. The young men cry out help me, and we turn away, pretending not to know the language. Bill Cain is an American playwright noted for an impish humor. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] However, Chris Jones, reviewing a Chicago production of the play, reported that audience members concluded the play meant to imply that Green, who was originally from Midland, Texas, which had been United States President George W. Bush's primary home, had the assistance of the President himself in clearing his entry into the Army in spite of his criminal record.[2]. Where killing is what matters and the cause doesn’t count–whether geopolitics or military-industrial profit, whether sarin gas or bullets. 9 CIRCLES SOUTH BAY PREMIERE Written by Bill Cain Directed by Kathleen Normington "It's a dense...provocative journey . Biased reader (as I know the playwright), but I found the play very compelling. Looking for a fictional meet-cute in the new year? Produced by Strawberry Theatre Workshop. View Notes - 9 Circles from TD 301 at University of Texas. 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