1953: Dark days in Washington, DC. Senator Joseph McCarthy wages his ruthless campaign against all those he deems “Un-American,” public trust in the institutions of government is in perilous decline and a panicked gloom grips the nation. All that stands in the way of the continued disintegration of the American body politic is Edward R. Murrow, his room of intrepid journalists and one black-and-white newscast destined to change the course of this country’s civic life. This world premiere adaptation of George Clooney’s Oscar-nominated film is a stark, fast-moving and timely look at the treacherous business of telling truths in dark times.
By Matt Charman
Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
Featuring ensemble members Alana Arenas, Ian Barford, Audrey Francis, Tom Irwin and William Petersen
Based on the Screenplay by George Clooney and Grant Heslov