Gadfly

Based on a true story, “Gadfly: Sam Steiner Dodges the Draft” tells the captivating true story of a Mennonite rebel, his underground newspaper, and the war that changed his life forever.

This thought-provoking, original drama follows the experiences of Sam Steiner (an American draft dodger); from marching with MLK Jr., to being chased by the Feds, “Gadfly” follows the struggle of a young man determined to make sense of his beliefs amidst the political realities of the day.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Written and Directed by Rebecca Steiner

Playwright Dramaturg Johnny Wideman

Commissioned by Conrad Grebel University College and the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario.

REVIEWS:

A thought-provoking piece that deals with conflicts that are still relevant today.
— The Charlebois Post, Montreal
Flawless.
— VUE Weekly, Edmonton
Kudos for Gadfly…the well-crafted script, the elegant stage craft and solid acting in this show.
— Plank Magazine, Vancouver
[This] story will inspire further generations to work for peace and justice.
— The Canadian Mennonite
Philosophical, religious, and conscientious conflicts…Great performance all around.
— Converge Magazine