Memorial

Franz Jägerstätter: social deviant, rebel, hero or madman? 

 

An ordinary Austrian peasant, he went against his peers and his superiors to take a dangerous stand against Nazi oppression, not only voting ‘nein’ in the plebiscite following Hitler’s annexation of his country, but going on to refuse to take the military oath and join the army.

 

We eavesdrop as, after the war, the villagers  

reminisce fondly and humorously about him, a boy ‘who always wanted to be different’.

We watch his nail-biting trial, at which he is offered the chance of joining the army with an exemption from bearing arms - a tempting get-out clause which would allow him to return to his beloved wife and small daughters.

 

But can he take it? He is convinced the war is unjust, and determined to hold on to his free will and his faith. Are they worth dying for?

 

First performed in November 2015 at The Friary, Westminster, London. 

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Cast:

 

Joe Cushley               -   Mayor 

 

Gary Merry              -   Fr Karobath

                                   / Judge

 

Meg Lake                 -   Sonja

 

Carianne Dunford      -   Lena 

 

Richard Evans           -   Johan

 

Richard Ward           -   Karl

 

Franz Jagerstatter      -   Felix Dunning

 

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