Christopher Trumbo

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Plays by Christopher Trumbo

audio Additional Dialogue: An Evening With Dalton Trumbo

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

In 1947, witty, outspoken, irascible Dalton Trumbo - the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Roman Holiday and Spartacus - went to prison for defying the House Committee on Un-American Activities and became one of the framed Hollywood Ten. Through his wildly funny and thought-provoking correspondence, Trumbo’s son has created a touching portrait of an extraordinary man.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jeff Corey, Harry Groener, Christopher Trumbo and Paul Winfield.

Featuring: Jeff Corey, Harry Groener, Christopher Trumbo, Paul Winfield

Christopher Trumbo (1940–2011) was an American playwright and screenwriter. Considered something of an expert on blacklisting in Hollywood during the McCarthy era, his father, Dalton, was blacklisted for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee; Christopher told his fathers story in his work, in plays like Trumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted and Additional Dialogue: An Evening with Dalton Trumbo, as well as the 2007 film Trumbo, directed by Peter Askin and starring many well-known actors including Donald Sutherland, Joan Allen, Paul Giamatti and Liam Neeson. Other works include the films The Don is Dead and Brannigan, and writing credits on television shows like Falcon Crest and Quincy. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 70.