Fellowship for Performing Arts presents a return engagement of this courtroom drama, which alternates between witnesses speaking to the impact of Martin Luther's life, and scenes from the events that shaped him. More…
The judge is Saint Peter. And the prosecutor is the Devil. 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. The audience is the jury in this exploration of one of history’s most explosive personalities, and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.
See it if you enjoy intense verbal gymnastics, as in Stoppard's "Travesties". Clever conceit of a trial, through which Luther's flaws are understood.
Don't see it if You don't like heavy drama that demands intellectual engagement and a certain level of historical knowledge.
See it if you have a deep interest in theology, European history, Katharina or Martin Luther.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy explicitly religious or historical themes; have interest/grounding in Christianity; don't already know who Martin Luther is.
See it if you want to look back at the Reformation that took place almost 500 years ago and assess the similarities of a splintered society.
Don't see it if you are looking for pure entertainment and you are not in the mood to pay attention to the script
See it if you like plays that deal with historic topics and you are willing to listen to every word.
Don't see it if you have a narrow mind when it comes to religion and not willing to listen to all sides of an issue.
See it if You're interested in understanding how the Protestant reformation was defended and challenged. Great acting & fabulous set.
Don't see it if You don't like heavy thinking about how we got here and what are the critical philosophically important issues surrounding us.
See it if you like a good historical drama wrapped around a trial proceeding. Martin Luther stands trial with Lucifer as the prosecuting attorney.
Don't see it if if you don't like plays based on historical events. Something that you have to pay attention to. A bit talky but worth the effort
See it if you want to consider among other things whether Martin Luther fought the Catholic Church or fought God.
Don't see it if a theatre with haze and smoke makes breathing difficult.
See it if You want to learn about Luther including some very negative aspects & impacts of his ideas.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a (basically evangelical) Christian show or expect to connect with grounded emotions onstage. It's not Les Miz.
See it if you like original theatrical concepts, political history, intense acting, historical Christian theory & themes that challenge your thinking
Don't see it if you want lighthearted mindless bubble gum theater. Or if you are offended by representation of Satan and Hitler inciting reflective thought
See it if You're interested in learning a little about Martin Luther in this, the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses.
Don't see it if You want a historical drama or even a legal drama.
See it if You want to see a revisionist portrayal of Martin Luther
Don't see it if You are looking for a portrayal that historians agree with.
See it if you know about or are very interested in learning about Martin Luther and how his ideas 'jive' with the thinking of other important thinking
Don't see it if you aren't really, really interested in Martin Luther's life and teachings as it's not clever or interesting enough otherwise
See it if You wish to learn about a bit about the Lutherans. You want something to discuss and think about after the show has ended.
Don't see it if Your looking for something light and fluffy. Your not open to learning about a different faith.
See it if you like an imaginative, clever play about religion with good acting and staging
Don't see it if you don't like plays about religion with opposing viewpoints
See it if you don't care about transitions or continuity. Also if you like listening to a semi-monotone voice.
Don't see it if you want to save your time, or if you want to be entertained.
See it if You're interested in history and:or theology and appreciate intelligence debate in a semantic context.
Don't see it if You're looking for fast paced action or revolutionary take on the religion or the history of the Reformation.
See it if You want a fresh overview of Martin Luther described by what we know today and historical figures who add to their assessment of him.
Don't see it if You can't get past the wordiness and slowness of some of the scenes. There are also gaps in the historical picture.
See it if You enjoy thought-provoking plays about religion, and the effect religion has on history/historical figures.
Don't see it if You hate religious plays/theological discussions.
See it if you are interested in how history was made. It explores an excellent idea about the impact of Martin Luther's courage and historic act.
Don't see it if you don't care about religion or history.