Victory Gardens to Present Jeffrey Sweet’s Court-Martial at Fort Devens

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Victory Gardens has announced details about its production of Court-Martial at Fort Devens, Jeffrey Sweet's drama about U.S. military race relations during World War II, which will go up Feb. 2-March 11, 2007.

Andrea J. Dymond directs a cast that includes Velma Austin, James Krag, Morocco Omari, Ericka Ratcliff, Samantha D. Tanner and Philip Edward Van Lear.

The design team includes Mary Griswold (set), Birgit Rattenborg-Wise (costumes), Charles Cooper (lights) and Victoria DiIorio (sound).

Court-Martial at Fort Devens is Sweet's twelfth play with Victory Gardens. Dymond is the company’s literary manager and resident director.

According to press notes, the play "tells of a confrontation during WWII between privates who happened to be black women, a white colonel determined to keep them in their place, and the heroic black lawyer who took their case with a little help from Eleanor Roosevelt."

The play is part of the company's inaugural season in its new Biograph Theater main stage at 2433 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. For tickets call (773) 871-3000 or visit www.victorygardens.org.

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