On Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m., join Temple Micah and The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute at Riverside Church at The Wharf, 7th & Maine Ave., SW, for a performance.
Rev. Dr. Al Staggs will present his acclaimed one-person play that brings to life one of the great heroes of the twentieth century. The audience is brought into the prison cell where Dietrich Bonhoeffer awaits execution. In the play, Bonhoeffer expresses moral outrage against the Nazi treatment of Jews and explains how that outrage led him to become involved in the German resistance movement, a commitment that would result in his being executed by hanging on April 9, 1945.
“When I watch Al Staggs as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I am confronted by the deepest moral questions of what it means to be a witness and how I am using my life,” says Bill Moyers.
Admission is free. The play will be followed by a discussion around the issues of rising antisemitic and racist rhetoric in our country.