Full Length Play
Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s
Settings Of Play - Berlin, 1932-1945.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
We have found it impossible to praise this play too highly. It is the inspiring, powerful, true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who defied the Nazis and ultimately led an assassination attempt against Hitler. This compelling drama captures the Bonhoeffer legend on a rich theatrical canvas without ever sacrificing the very human story at the base of it. Part political thriller, part love story, leavened with moments of humor, filled with a compassion that reaffirms one's faith in man. A masterpiece for the producer of serious theatre by a playwright who, on the basis of this play, was commissioned by the Actors' Theatre of Louisville to develop a script for their internationally acclaimed theatre festival.
"Douglas Anderson's illuminating drama...proves to be as exciting a political thriller as it does a savvy character study." - The Seattle Times
The Beams are Breaking was originally presented at Case Western University in October, 1978. It was directed by Arno Selco.