Center Stage Series: 'Judgment at Nuremberg'

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works is performing the classic play "Judgment at Nuremberg" at Luther College. The Luther Center Stage Series performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected].

A discussion led by Victoria Christman, Luther associate professor of history and director of the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, follows the performance. The discussion is open to all.

The play follows the trials of those who assisted the Nazi party in committing crimes against humanity during World War II. "Judgment at Nuremberg" also explores broader themes such as: how compassion can become secondary to the rule of law; how human rights are compromised during times of conflict; and how politics play a role in dealing with genocide.

The production is directed by L.A. Theatre Works veteran Brian Kite and includes recognizable and respected television, theater and film actors as well as several up and coming young performers.

L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles that has been around for more than 25 years. Their mission is to present, preserve and disseminate classic and contemporary plays.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,150, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.