Incendiary Agents Challenge the Law [Video]
A writer is hoping to light a fire under people with his new play, “Incendiary Agents,” which premiered in New York City.
It’s about two brothers who organize a break-in at a local draft board office to protest the Vietnam War. Loosely based on historical incidents, the play addresses civil disobedience and even breaking the law in efforts to change it.
Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim takes you behind the curtains to meet the production’s playwright and producer. The play focuses on protest as an agent for change. It asks whether a moral authority gives people the right to disobey the law. But it also shows, if people choose to do so, the questions and consequences they could face.
The show is at the New Ohio Theatre on Christopher Street, a short distance from where the 1969 Stonewall riots occurred, signifying the movement for gay and lesbian rights.
(Photo Credits: Associated Press/John Minchillo, Seth Wenigh, Jacquelyn Martin, Jose Luis Magana, Horst Fass, Eddie Adams)