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The Beams are Creaking
By Douglas Anderson
March 25-April 23, previews March 23 & 24

Germany, 1933: The Nazi party has taken power. In the face of the greatest evil of the 20th century, Dietrich Bonhoeffer battles questions of morality, political allegiance and religious conviction. This true story will keep you on the edge of your seat as a tale of intrigue, conspiracy and high treason unfolds.

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Cast & Crew

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Matt Shimkus
  • Klaus, Prisoner - Simon Pringle
  • Mother – Kim Morris
  • Father, Bishop Bell, Knobloch, Prisoner – Robert Gallaher
  • Civilian Announcer, Muller, Nazi Boy, Bethge, Gerhard, Prisoner – Nathan Jeffrey
  • Sabine, Maria – Sarah Ware
  • Hans, Prisoner – Gerald B. Browning
  • American Correspondent, Goering, Bonfire Boy #2, Schlabrendorff, Nazi Agent and Prisoner – Don Brady
  • Nazi Announcer, Bell’s Secretary, Nazi Boy, Bonfire Student, Seminarian #1, Von Gersdorff, Prisoner - Rob Martin

  • Director - Karen Lund
  • Scenic/Sound Design – Mark Lund
  • Costume Design – Nanette Acosta
  • Lighting Design – Andrew Duff
  • Stage Manager – Rachael Dorman
  • Music Director – Sam Vance
  • Dialect Coach – Marianna de Fazio
  • Supervising Dramaturg – Sonja Lowe
  • Dramaturg Intern – Melissa Johnson

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours. One intermission.

Age Recommendation

The Beams are Creaking is recommended for ages 12 and above. Language and script are appropriate for most audiences, though parents will want to take note of war-related themes. As always, parents should consider their child’s comprehension and attention levels. Children under 5 are not admitted.

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