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Martin Luther on Trial
May 21, 2016
MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL
Shakespeare Theatre Company
450 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes; 10 minute intermission.
We will be leaving church parking lot at 5:15 PM to enjoy dinner at Springfield together before heading out for the theater.
A limited number of tickets has been reserved, and we would be happy to purchase more if more folks sign up. In order to reserve your seat, the price of the ticket must be submitted in the church office.
We really hope you will join us! Those of us who have attended have been impressed with the sensitive, thought-provoking, credible and challenging ways the Fellowship for Performing Arts addresses materials from a Christian worldview.
About the play:
“Here I stand, I can do no other.” – Martin Luther
A trial in the afterlife, and the prosecutor…is the Devil. In the new original play Martin Luther on Trial, Luther’s beloved wife Katarina defends him as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope Francis take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate.
You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history’s most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.