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Avrenim Creatives brings to the New York theater the world premiere of the English translation of Sophie Scholl - The Final Days , written by Betty Hensel and Fred Breinersdorfer.
Based on the Academy Award nominated movie of the same name, the play Sophie Scholl - The Final Days tells the true story of siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl, who form an anti-nazi resistance group in 1943, called The White Rose. Together with a group of friends from college, they resist the dictatorship by secretly printing and distributing anti-nazi leaflets, calling for a peaceful overthrow of Hitler. The play starts just before Sophie and Hans are apprehended while distributing leaflets at the University of Munich, and follows them through days of interrogation and imprisonment, all the way to their final trial. Most of the dialogue is taken directly from transcripts of the real interrogation protocols. In this provocative play, we witness Sophie and her friends as they are confronted with the choice of saving their own lives or standing up for what they most believe in.
The play has been translated from German into English for the first time and this production is the English world premiere.
Written by Betty Hensel & Fred Breinersdorfer
Translated by Beth Griffith & Diana Westphal
Directed by Victoria Mack
Brian D Coats*
Howard Hendrix Powell
*These actors appear as a courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.
This is an Equity Approved Showcase.
Location and time:
Medicine Show Theatre
549 W 52nd St, third floor, New York, NY 10019
August 14 – 24, 2019
Previews : Wednesday, August 14th, August 15th
Opening night: August 16th
Run: August 17-24th
Matinee : August 18th, 2pm
NO PERFORMANCE on Tuesday August 20th:
All other shows are evening shows at 7.30pm.
For more information and tickets visit: sophiescholltheplay