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The Caine Mutiny Court Trial



The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a court martial has been adapted by the author into suspenseful evening of theatre. A young lieutenant is relieved his captain of command in the midst of a typhoon on the grounds that the captain, Queeg is a psychopath in crisis and commanded the ship and its crew to destruction. Naval tradition is against him, but testimony eventually reveals a devastating picture of Queeg’s mental disintegration.

Character Breakdown

Stephen Maryk: Queeg's second-in-command aboard Caine, and the officer who relieved Queeg of duty
Barney Greenwald: Maryk's defense attorney
Willis Keith: a junior officer aboard Caine
Lt. Commander Philip Francis Queeg: commanding officer of Caine
Thomas Keefer: an erudite, educated junior officer on Caine
John Challee: the prosecutor
Randolph Patterson Southard: a Navy captain, called as an expert witness on destroyers
Dr. Allen Winston Bird & Dr. Forrest Lundeen: a pair of psychiatrists called to testify about Queeg's mental fitness
Junius Hannaford Urban: a young signalman on Caine, called as a witness to the mutiny