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Individuals are sometimes willing to risk everything for a cause in which they believe. But how far is one willing to go to risk the lives of friends and family? We Will Not Be Silent explores this dilemma as it presents the intense confrontation between 21-year-old Sophie Scholl, a university student activist who led the only major act of civil resistance to the Nazi during WW II, and Kurt Grunwald, her interrogator. Both wield strength; one wields power. Based on the true events which occurred in Munich, Germany in 1943.
The cast includes Jim Byrne as Kurt Grunwald, Mallory Cleere as Sophie Scholl, and Luke Lauchle as Hans Scholl. Patti Goebel is the set and lighting designer. Production assistant is Liz Sherman.
We Will Not Be Silent is the 13th original play to be performed at the Morgan Opera House as a winner of the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition. Written by David Meyers and directed by Siouxsie Easter, Professor of Theatre at Wells College.
David Meyers is an actor and playwright based in Los Angeles and New York. As a writer, his plays have been produced and read off-Broadway, and at regional theaters across the country. He has been published by Applause, Smith and Kraus, and more. As an actor, he has appeared on TV, film, and national commercials. www.DavidActs.com @DaveActs
J.G. Hertzler returns to the MOH stage as Mark Twain revealing the secrets of a long life with music, jobs programs and shipbuilding with music, tales of Barbers and livestock, medical advice on castor oil, cigars and good scotch with music, ” Life on the Mississippi” in 1870…followed by “After Life on the Potomac” in 2020..with music by the “Oldfangled Troubadors, Uncle Joe Chicone and Fiddlin’ Rene Baum”. Mark Twain using an I-Phone ??? Yes, because this Twain will comment as himself, as Sam Clemens, and as JG Hertzler. From 1835-to 2020, the two Twains shall meet at the Morgan Opera House. Sponsored in part by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant and Lisa Marsh Ryerson.