Friends University to Present 'The Beams Are Creaking'

News Date: 
Fri. 03/23/2012

Friends University Theatre will present "The Beams Are Creaking" by Douglas Anderson on Thursday, March 29 through Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 PM each evening in Alumni Auditorium, in the Davis Administration Building on the campus of Friends University.

With the rise of the Third Reich during World War II, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was impelled to join the Resistance Movement against the Fuhrer, Adolph Hitler. This unique dramatic story chronicles his plight from 1932 to his execution in 1945, just before the war's end. Witness the account of a dutiful clergyman, government spy and national martyr who was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to help overthrow the powerful Nazi regime from the inside out. 

This insightful play features a student cast of 11 and was a winner of the Marc A. Klein Playwriting Award in 1978 and also winner of the Wichita State National Playwriting competition the same year. Originally presented at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, it was revived by Taproot Theatre in Seattle, Wash. last year, with another production to be produced by A.D. Players in Houston later this May. This Friends University production is presented through special permission of Bakers' Plays Ltd. 

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and may be reserved by calling 316-295-5677.

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