“Judgment at Nuremberg” Presented by Prince William Little Theatre

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Provided by Prince William Little Theatre

Prince William Little Theatre presents “Judgment at Nuremberg” by Abby Mann, by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

As politics continue to infiltrate human rights and social justice issues worldwide, this production comes at a poignant time in our history. The play centers on a military tribunal convened in Nuremberg, Germany, in which Nazi German judges and prosecutors stand accused of crimes against humanity for their involvement in atrocities committed under the Nazi regime. Judge Dan Haywood is the Chief Trial Judge of a three-judge panel that will hear and decide the case against the defendants. Ernst Janning, one of the most influential German legal minds of the pre-war era, and other influential Nazis face a military tribunal in the second wave of post war trials at Nuremberg. Issues at the forefront of this trial reverberate through history and challenge humanity to this day.

This absorbing and complex drama features a cast of unforgettable characters and their high stakes game against the backdrop of a looming Cold War, shifting political alliances, and the shocking and vivid memories of the Holocaust and World War II. This critically praised courtroom drama covers the searing testimony and the difficult moral, ethical, and legal issues presented by the less publicized segment of the trials, which focused on the collaboration of German judges with the Nazi regime.

“Judgment at Nuremberg” poses several difficult questions: How can indefensible crimes be defended? How does a judge, committed to the law, enforce immoral and vicious crimes against humanity? Why, in the aftermath of WWII, did America pressure the courts to be lenient on the defendants? And, critically, what does America do when our foreign policy interests clash with our stated beliefs in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

Performances are in the Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on the following dates and times:

Oct. 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Click here for tickets: pwlt.org/nuremberg.html

Tickets $17 for seniors, students, and active military, $20 General Admission

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