What: "Peace Crimes: The Minnesota 8 vs. the War"
When: Friday (Feb. 22) through March 9. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional performances are scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 29 and March 7.
Where: Rarig Theater Center on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, 330 21st Ave S., Minneapolis.
Ticket cost: $10 (students) to $25
Reservations: Call 612-292-4323 or go here
The production is a collaboration involving History Theatre, the Playwrights' Center and the theater department at the University of Minnesota.
Also involved is Peace and War in the Heartland, an organization founded by members of the Minnesota 8. Two websites connected with the group contain extensive archives, including newspaper clippings, photographs, trial transcripts, related correspondence and commentaries about current events and activities.
The Peace and War in the Heartland website also features an interactive "Virtual Draft" section that explains how a modern draft system might work.
Twin Cities Public Television (Channel 17) will air a 30-minute segment at 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 23) on the Minnesota 8, as seen through the eyes of the playwright, the actors and the director of "Peace Crimes" as well as through interviews with some of the original participants.
The University of Minnesota's Great Conversations series has scheduled an appearance by Daniel Ellsberg, who appeared as a defense witness during the Minnesota 8 trial and later was the focal point of the Pentagon Papers controversy during the Nixon administration. Ellsberg will participate in a conversation with Larry Jacobs of the university's political science department at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 26) in the Ted Mann Concert Hall. Tickets can be purchased by going here.
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