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  Judgment at Nuremberg at Gunston Arts Center

Judgment at Nuremberg

Gunston Arts Center
2700 S. Lang Street Arlington

It didn't reach Broadway until just a decade ago, but Mann's searing script had already been presented as an acclaimed live TV drama in the 50's and a star-studded Hollywood blockbuster in the 60's. Mann created a stage version of the courtroom drama for a limited, and much praised, Broadway run. The play is based on the true story of the war crime trials that followed WWII, and like the like the post-Civil War Andersonville trial, their sole legal precedent (subject of the Saul Levitt drama that nabbed TACT its first Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Production of a Play), the play raises important moral issues that remain relevant and controversial today. Joe Banno directs.

Presented by The American Century Theater

Thru - Jun 28, 2014

Price: $25 - $40

Running Time: 2 hrs, 30 mins with 1 intermission

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Talkin Broadway - Somewhat Recommended

"...Judgment at Nuremberg, the current production of American Century Theater in Arlington, Virginia, is an important story with strong acting, incisive direction, and an unfortunately awkward script. Abby Mann's 2001 play began as a television drama in 1959 and a movie in 1961, and onstage it plays rather choppily as individual scenes bridged by musical cues and shifts in lighting."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...The American Century Theater (TACT) has offered the DC Metro theatergoer a chance to see a classic rarely produced play, Abby Mann's Judgment at Nuremberg, and they have succeeded in presenting a transformative experience to savor. TACT has produced vintage, classic fare for quite some time and under the Artistic Direction of Jack Marshall, they have continued their tradition of producing superior versions of often-neglected plays."
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David Friscic

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

Tackling the big issues of conscience, retribution, justice, Mann’s script balances the courtroom procedural with snapshots of life outside the court. Enhancing the production are slides and newsreel footage of Nuremberg before and after the war, maps of key locations throughout Europe, and – last but not least – footage from the concentration camps taken after the Nazis were defeated.
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Jeff Walker

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