It’s an Off-Broadway drama with just ten days of performances, August 14-24.
With ticket prices starting at just $10, you cannot afford to miss this important statement about the dangers of political extremism and how individual citizens can raise their voices against it.
The play is based on the Academy Award nominated movie of the same name.
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 their college friends, 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 arrested while distributing leaflets at the University of Munich and follows them through their interrogation and imprisonment, all the way to their final trial.
Most of the dialogue is taken directly from transcripts of the actual interrogation protocols.
In this provocative play, we witness Sophie and her friends wrestle with the choice of saving their own lives or standing up for what they most believe in. Which would you do? What is Sophie’s choice?
The play has been translated from German into English for the first time, and this production is the English world premiere, and is being recommended by the German Consulate General of New York, which informed NYC on the Cheap about the performances.
Purchase tickets here. I’ve already purchased mine for opening night.
Also see this important exhibition about the Nazi terror
Not long ago. Not far away is the largest exhibition on Auschwitz ever presented in the United States, with more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from more than 20 museums and other institutions around the world, many of them on display in the USA for the first time in North Amerrica.
Not long ago. Not far away is a searing reminder of the horrors of war, xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism, especially timely today with the sad and frightening rise of terrorist shootings in synagogues, churches and mosques around the world.
Not long ago. Not far away includes hundreds of personal items (e.g., suitcases, eyeglasses, and shoes) that belonged to people murdered in Auschwitz and to people who survived. Other artifacts include concrete posts that were part of the fence of the Auschwitz camp; an original barrack; a gas mask used by the SS; drawings by Alfred Kantor and David Olère; and an original German-made Model 2 freight car used for the deportation of Jews.
The Auschwitz exhibition is through January at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan.
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
August 14 – 24, 2019
Previews : Wednesday, August 14th, August 15th (tickets are $10)
Opening night: August 16th
Run: August 17-24th (tickets are $25)
Matinee : August 18th, 2pm
All other shows are evening shows at 7.30pm.
For more information and tickets visit: sophiescholltheplay
- NYC on the Cheap Editor Evelyn Kanter is a descendant of Holocaust survivors.
- Members of my father’s family died in Auschwitz and in other Nazi concentration camps.
- Members of my father’s family also fought in the resistance.