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The False Witness: The Trial of Humanity’s Consciousness

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The False Witness: The Trial of Humanity’s Consciousness

Written by Robert Krakow
Directed by Reed Meschefske
Produced by Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt

The False Witness: The Trial of Humanity’s Conscience is an original morality research-based theatrical drama set in the fictitious Eternal Court of Justice courtroom. It questions our right to solely blame the Holocaust to Hitler and his Third Reich and also challenge the conventional wisdom on who is to really blame for the perceived Jewish threat to western civilization. Who is Guilty?

Part courtroom drama and part history lesson, this interactive performance in which the audience is sworn in as the jury brings a virtual who’s who of anti-Semitic personalities, including Adolf Hitler (featuring actor William Potter) who is on the stand in an effort to ascertain just who bears final responsibility for the Holocaust.

Cast:
Chief Justice, presides in the highest Eternal Court and maintains order and weighs the evidence from both sides, knowing that what is at stake is the moral foundation of the world.
Adolf Hitler, a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party.
Martin Luther, Counsel for Hitler Defense. He was a German theologian and leader of the Reformation offering anti-Jewish policies.
Anne Frank, Hitler’s Prosecutor. Author of The Diary of Anne Frank.
William Shakespeare, Playwright/Poet. The Merchant of Venice was performed by the Nazis fifty times during the war.
Richard Wagner, Composer. Operas depicted racial degeneration and the need for an Aryan race.
Henry Ford, Pioneer in auto engineering and assembly line production. Published The International Jew.
President Roosevelt, aka FDR, 32nd President of the United States. His policies restricted immigration to Jewish refugees seeking American haven; he failed to accept the 909 Jews aboard the SS St. Louis.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of FDR.
The audience will be impaneled as the jury.

Performances:
Wednesday • September 11 • school matinee • time TBA
Thursday • September 12 • 7 p.m.
Friday • September 13 • 7 p.m.
Saturday • September 14 • 7 p.m.
Sunday • September 15 • 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets:
$25 General
$15 Ages teen to 19
Click here to buy tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com
Phone reservations: Brown Paper tickets 1-800-838-3006 (ext 1)

Contact:
Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt at reinartproductions@gmail.com

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ReinART Productions

The mission of ReinART Productions is to provide unique and provocative staged productions that apply to the arts in a social context.