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The Trial of Prisoner 043 Releases August 2017

2017-08-01T12:58:13+00:00 By |

The Trial of Prisoner 043, written by Terry, is a novel set in the future wherein George W. Bush is put on trial at the International Criminal Court for War Crimes. Publication date August 1, 2017.

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Terry in front of the ICC at The Hague.

“The Trial of Prisoner 043 takes a very clever and original premise and delivers on it. The novel presents the idea that presidents should be held criminally liable for the loss of lives in an unjust war. Though the book is fiction, it reads like fact. You are caught up in the events and the ethical dilemma they present. A rare novel that chews as much as it bites off— and then some.”

– Peter Lefcourt, best-selling author of The Deal and The Dreyfus Affair

“Terry Jastrow’s new novel is a riveting review of a controversial and sad period in American political affairs— the war in Iraq. Jastrow’s method of competing arguments reminds the reader of Socrates. The book is an engrossing drama well worth contemplating. Bravo!”

– Tom Dine, foreign policy expert on European and Middle East affairs and President, Radio Free Europe

“If hindsight is 20/20, what is foresight? A question posed existentially in a fascinating new book, The Trial of Prisoner 043, written by Terry Jastrow. While the prosecution has the advantage of hindsight, the defense is restricted to foresight, and the reader must reconcile the two. The question becomes, what would you have done given the same circumstances? It’s a seductive question that makes the book a must-read. There is also a shock on the last page.”

– Bob Dowling, former Publisher and Editor in Chief, Hollywood Reporter

“Terry Jastrow’s brilliant, biting novel is a must-read for anyone who cares about international peace, war crimes past and future, and how justice can be delivered in unexpected ways. If you think you know how this story ends, start reading now!”

– Sarah Lovett, co author (with Valerie Plame) of New York Times bestseller Blowback

“Terry Jastrow’s terrific new novel, The Trial of Prisoner 043, poses questions that need to be asked and debated. I won’t stop thinking about it for weeks, maybe months. It is the must-read book of the summer.”

– Catherine Bell, star of JAG, Army Wives and Hallmark’s The Good Witch

“Terry Jastrow’s The Trial of Prisoner 043 is a masterful blend of fact and fiction. A powerful story that entertains and edifies. Can the president of the United States ultimately do whatever he wants? Was Bush’s maverick decision to go to war with Iraq a foreshadowing of things to come? A perfect book for these unsettling times.”

– Terri Hanauer, film and theatrical director/screenwriter

To read an excerpt, CLICK HERE.

Press Release – THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA

2017-05-22T05:08:06+00:00 By |

Acute Theatre Limited and Dann Moss in association with Park Theatre presents

     THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA
   by Terry Jastrow

  • NEW PRODUCTION TO MAKE ITS LONDON DEBUT AT PARK THEATRE
  • STARRING ANNE ARCHER
  • DIRECTED BY JOE HARMSTON

Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Anne Archer will return to the UK to star as ‘Jane Fonda’ in a brand new production of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, written by seven-time Emmy award-winner Terry Jastrow, and directed by Joe Harmston, opening at Park Theatre on 13 July until 20 August, with a press night on 14 July.

  1. North Vietnam: Driven to halt the slaughter of young lives, iconic movie star Jane Fonda travels to Vietnam where she is photographed laughing and clapping, astride an anti-aircraft gun, designed to shoot down American planes. Overnight the soldiers’ sexy pin-up becomes ‘Hanoi Jane’; traitor to her country and betrayer of those very young men.
  2. Waterbury, Connecticut: Bitter demonstrations by veterans halt filming on a movie co-starring Fonda and Robert De Niro. Determined to stop her past dictating her future, Jane requests a meeting and enters a room full of angry men for whom the war still rages. The content of the meeting is never divulged.

Having retraced Fonda’s steps, interviewed her guides, dozens of veterans and Fonda herself, Terry Jastrow’s powerful drama conjectures the battles which were fought in that encounter; battles which are as much to do with the ability of recorded images to dictate our memories as they are to do with truth.

The most famous actress of her time, Jane Fonda was vocal in her opposition to the Vietnam War. In 1972 she went to the capital city of North Vietnam, Hanoi, to call worldwide public attention to the Nixon administration’s cover-up of US policy of deliberately bombing the country’s vital system of irrigation dikes. During that trip she made radio broadcasts denouncing as a war crime the US use of antipersonnel bombs banned by the Hague Convention, and visited US POWs. On the final day of her trip, she was photographed laughing and clapping astride a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. This activity by Fonda caused enormous controversy and galvanized a huge hate campaign amongst the US military and supporters.

ANNE ARCHER was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role opposite Michael Douglas in Adrian Lyne’s thriller Fatal Attraction. Other key roles include her Golden Globe-winning performance in the ensemble cast of Robert Altman’s Short Cuts and for playing Harrison Ford’s beleaguered wife in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. She made her  West End debut as ‘Mrs Robinson’, receiving rave reviews, in The Graduate; other theatrical credits include  A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (Off Broadway), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Williamstown  Theatre Festival), The Poison Tree (Mark Taper Forum), and The Vagina Monologues (LA). In 2014 she starred in The Trial of Jane Fonda at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Throughout her motion picture career, she has starred opposite some of Hollywood’s most dynamic and respected leading men, including Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin, Donald Sutherland in Eminent Domain, Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley, Tommy Lee  Jones In Rules of Engagement and Man of the House and in the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Mathew McConaughey, and most recently the feature film Lullaby, with a powerful ensemble cast of Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Finley, Jessica Barden, Jennifer Hudson, and Terrance Howard.

Television credits include It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, starring opposite Danny DeVito and Ghost Whisperer on CBS as the mother of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Privileged (The CW) and the Fox Series The Grinder starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. In 2013 she co-produced her first feature film The Squeeze, written and directed by Terry Jastrow.

In 2006 she founded Artists for Human Rights (AFHR), which brings the full force of artistic expression to bear in the human rights arena by working hand-in-hand with effective human rights advocates and leading organizations worldwide to raise awareness and eradicate the most egregious human rights abuses.

Writer Terry Jastrow has produced and/or directed the television coverage of some of the world’s most important sporting events including six Olympic Games, The Super Bowl, 62 major championships of golf including the Open Championship. The plays he has written and directed include As if it Matters at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Eight One Acts over Two Nights at The Acting Center, Hollywood, California, and The    Vaginal Lock at the Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles. More recently, Terry wrote and directed a feature film, The Squeeze, which was released in April 2015, and is available on-demand.

Joe Harmston’s career began 23 years ago directing the critically-acclaimed King James’ Ear by Rod Dungate at The Old Red Lion.  Since then highlights have included directing Harold Pinter in his own plays, particularly The Lover and The Collection at The Donmar and his long associations with other writers including Sir Ronald Harwood, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Sir David Hare and Sir Peter Ustinov.  He was Associate Director of Chichester Festival Theatre and Artistic Director of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company and is still a Creative Associate Director of the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. He was last at Park Theatre directing Paul Herzberg’s The Dead Wait.

The Trial of Jane Fonda’s Set Design is by Sean Cavanagh, Composer & Sound Designer is Matthew Bugg, Video Projection Designer is Louise Rhoades-Brown, Lighting Designer is Tony Simpson and Costume Designer is Roberto Surace.

 

www.thetrialofjanefonda.com

Facebook: TrialOfJaneFonda

Twitter: @janefondaplay

 

-ENDS-

 

General On-Sale Thursday 21 April

www.parktheatre.co.uk

Box office: 020 7870 6876

 

For media information, images, interviews and press tickets, please contact

Arabella.Neville-Rolfe@target-live.co.uk 020 3372 0961

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LISTINGS

 

13 July – 20 August 2016

Performances Tuesday – Saturday @ 19.30, Thursday & Saturday @ 15.00

Press night: Thursday 14 July @ 7pm

Running Time: 95 mins approx

Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk 020 7870 6876

Prices Previews £18.50, Full £29.50/£20.00

Discounts available on Tuesdays for residents with N. London postcode – check the website for further details

 

Pay What You Can

Those on lower incomes can take advantage of PWYC on any matinee or any Wednesday of each production. Please ask for an application form (in person or via boxoffice@parktheatre.co.uk) for the scheme and, once returned to us – if accepted – we will update our records and issue you with a membership card, making PWYC seats available to you for a period of one year. These will be bookable from one hour prior to the performance, in person only. One ticket per membership. Subject to availability.