Martin Luther on Trial

Photo by Joan Marcus

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Thu., Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 21, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Tue., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Fri., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 28, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 29, 2 p.m. 2017
$20 to $70

Location Info:

The Jeannette & L.M. George Theater
5420 Westheimer
Houston, Texas  77056
713-526-2721
The prosecution calls Adolf Hitler. Then Sigmund Freud, Martin Luther King Jr. and even Steve Jobs take the stand to evaluate — from a 21st-century perspective — the man who nailed his 95 Theses to a church door and launched the Reformation in Chris Cragin-Day and Max McLean’s Martin Luther on Trial. “You have a great personality, hugely heroic on one side and then, quite frankly, deeply flawed on another,” says McLean, also founder and artistic director of Fellowship for the Performing Arts. “Luther is just this huge Shakespearean-size character, and then the historical moment was such a powder keg.”

2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Continuing 7 p.m. October 19; 8 p.m. October 20 and 27; 2 and 8 p.m. 28; 2 p.m. October 22 and 29; 7 p.m. October 24, 25 and 26. October 19 through 29. Jeannette & L.M. George Theater, 5420 Westheimer. For information, call 713-526-2721 or visit fpatheatre.com. $20 to $70.

[Organizer's Description:]

Lucifer, Hitler, Freud, M.L. King Jr., Pope Francis and Katie Von Bora in a courtroom drama for the ages! 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.

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