On November 2, 1965 American Quaker Norman Morrison drives to the Pentagon with his infant daughter, a jug of kerosene and a box of matches. With Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara looking on, the young Quaker carries out a final act of witness against the horrors of the Vietnam War. Thirty-six years later, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, his daughter returns to confront the aging McNamara, the memory of her father, and the costly legacy of sacrifice.
Re:Union premiered in Vancouver in 2011 at Pacific Theatre, in a co-production with Pacific Theatre and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre. The script was developed by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre. Re:Union was remounted in Ottawa at the 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival, where it swept that yer's Prix Rideau Award nominations, and had its U.S. premiere in a student production in 2017 at Yale Cabaret.
Although Re:Union is based on certain real events, the characterizations of the persons depicted in this play are fictitious. The family of Norman Morrison has not authorized this script, nor consented to its production.