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The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts
The national theater tour of Judgment at Nuremberg will be presented October 30 at 2pm at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The live – in performance radio drama is presented by L.A. Theatre Works in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the original trials. The play will be performed in full costume with video productions, period furniture, music and live sound effects.
Originally a riveting teleplay, Judgment at Nuremberg became an Academy Award winning film and a stage play by Abby Mann that is both surprising and unsettling. In this absorbing and complex drama, a cast of unforgettable characters play out their high stakes game against the backdrop of a looming Cold War, shifting political alliances, and the shocking and vivid memories of the Holocaust and World War II. Judgment at Nuremberg poses a number of difficult questions: How can indefensible crimes be defended? How does a judge, committed to the law, enforce immoral and vicious crimes against humanity? Why, in the aftermath of WWII, did America pressure the courts to be lenient on the defendants? And, critically, what does America do when our foreign policy interests clash with our stated beliefs in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
Professional actors from stage and screen will perform the play, including: Josh Clark – currently on HBO’s Westworld, John Vickery (Broadway’s The Lion King, Modern Family), Matthew Floyd Miller (Criminal Minds, Law & Order), Kip Gilman (CSI: Miami, Bones). Ron Bottitta (Lost, Transformers) and Shannon Holt (Seinfeld, ER). Also performing are Dylan Jones and Jeff Gardner.
The live production is presented in partnership with Robert H. Jackson Center – also commemorating the trials with a series of free events beginning at 5pm on October 29. Information for the Center’s events may be found at roberthjackson.org.
Judgment at Nuremberg is sponsored by Comfort Inn of Jamestown and DFT Communications. Tickets are on sale at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts box office Tuesday through Friday, 10am until 5pm and Saturday, 10am until 2pm. Sales are also available by calling 716.484.7070 or visiting reglenna.com. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. 3rd St. in Jamestown, NY.