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Molly's Hammer by Tammy Ryan

09 Mar 2018 5:19 PM | Tammy Ryan

Molly's Hammer by Tammy Ryan, published by Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc. https://www.dramaticpublishing.com/mollys-hammer. World Premiere at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis in 2016, nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, ATCA's Steinberg Award, St Louis Theater Critic's Circle Award.

SYNOPSIS

In 1980, Molly Rush, a Pittsburgh housewife and mother of six, walked into a G.E. plant in King of Prussia, Penn., and took a hammer to the nose cone of a nuclear warhead in protest of the buildup of our nuclear arsenal. She and her fellow activists, The Plowshares Eight, including Daniel and Philip Berrigan, went to trial to sound the alarm, and the world was pulled back from the brink of nuclear annihilation for the time being. Molly’s Hammer is the fictionalized story of these events, inspired by the book Hammer of Justice by Liane Ellison Norman. Told with humor and love through the competing narratives of Molly and her working-class husband, Bill, Molly’s Hammer shines a light on how the choice of ordinary people to take action is what is needed to save our world.

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