The White Rose

January 21, 2020
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February 9, 2020
How can one person’s strength change society?

A co-production with UMKC Theatre

The White Rose:
We Defied Hitler

by David Meyers
Directed by Jeff Church

Based on real events, a challenging new work that examines the role of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

This gripping and intriguing play tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who led the only act of public resistance to the Nazis during the Second World War. The play contains little-known facts about Sophie, her brother Hans, and the civil disobedience of the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany. Scholl’s moral strength is tested while being interrogated for her crimes, leading her to question whether to save her own life or continue her righteous crusade.

 

Length: 70 minutes

 

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Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department's student staffed agency, MICRO: The White Rose by Eien Carpenter.