Cain is a Jesuit priest. 9 CIRCLES by Bill Cain. 640 480. by NextActVZ. 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. 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. Bill Cain’s 9 Circles is based on the military career and subsequent civilian trial of murderer Steven Dale Green. Where killing is what matters and the cause doesn’t count–whether geopolitics or military-industrial profit, whether sarin gas or bullets. Try Prime Cart. 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. Directed by Greg Carter. 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. Cain is a Jesuit priest. Bill Cain is an American playwright noted for an impish humor. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Reviews: 9 Circles by Bill Cain. Apr 02 - 26. 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. Bill Cain’s “9 Circles” with Norah Elges and Conner Neddersen onstage at 12th Avenue Arts through June 25, 2016. This is an amazing play, at least on the page. Cain structured the play so other cast members would return to play multiple characters, at each different circle. Casting "9 Circles" by Bill Cain. 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) Books. 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. April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Recurring Event . We claim the moral high ground...although we're actually standing in a sink hole. Daniel journeys through an onslaught of public defenders, lawyers, preachers, and psychiatrists to discover his own path to truth about duty, war, and justice. 9 Circles by Bill Cain (Postponed) Presented by Next Act Theatre at Next Act Theatre . “The power and punch of 9 CIRCLES is undeniable. August 27th 2013 9 Circles. [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]. 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. Soldiers killed and raped a 14 year old girl after murdering her mother, her father, and her 6 year old sister. Produced by Strawberry Theatre Workshop. Ultimately, it is the soldier who must discover his own path to truth, where he finds duty, war and justice are on a collision course with the indomitable, yet vulnerable, human spirit. 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