Toad Hall Productions presents Bonhoeffer — The Last Encounter, a play Juergen Tossman, directed by Ken Forestal, at First Christian Church 1809 El Paseo Road.
Free performances will be given Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m. Deitrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor and theologian who was imprisoned by the Nazi Regime for his outspoken criticism of the racist policies of the Nazi political party.
Bonhoeffer was studying at Union Seminary in New York when the war broke out. Against the advice of faculty and fellow students, he returned to Germany to speak out against Hitler’s campaign to neutralize the church and persecute the Jewish population. In his preaching, he very aggressively spoke out against Hitler and the Nazi Government. Bonhoeffer also supported a failed assassination attempt on Hitler. He was arrested and brought to Tegel Prison.
The play concerns itself with Bonhoeffer’s imprisonment and his relationship with his faith throughout the ordeal.
Bonhoeffer’s faith and his interaction with his family, prisoners, and German personnel in Tegel Prison form the framework of this very intriguing piece of theater.
The First Christian Church location will be Toad Hall Productions premiere performances before presenting the play to other venues. Donations will be accepted at all performances.