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Joseph Heller's Biting Satire On The Evils Of War, Catch-22, Opens The Redfern's 27th Season

The Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond will open its 27th season with the Aquila Theatre Company’s newest production, Joseph’s Heller’s dramatic adaptation of his biting antiwar satire, Catch-22. The production will be seen twice, Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. and in a special school performance on Wednesday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m. This will be Aquila’s ninth appearance in Keene, and their productions of enduring and contemporary classics are always entertaining and provocative. Join us for a pre- performance talk about the play in the Redfern’s Harry Davis Room.

Tickets are available through the Brickyard Pond box office at 358-2168 or on the web at

Catch-22 is one of the greatest modern American novels and remains incredibly popular throughout the world. Heller wrote this stage version, but his script received only one small production in 1971 at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton, New York. This was perhaps due to the huge popularity of Mike Nichols’s film version. With the blessing of the Heller estate and Heller’s son Ted, Aquila’s production will be the first-ever professional production to tour nationally, and it is planned to be the very first major London and New York production.

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