MARCH 27 - APRIL 19

THE PLAY

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the action takes place in Auschwitz during World War II, where a group of Jewish prisoners put God on trial in absentia for abandoning the Jewish people. 

a 2008 British television play written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, starring Antony SherRupert Graves and Jack Shepherd. The play takes place in Auschwitz during World War II. The Jewish prisoners put God on trial in absentia for abandoning the Jewish people. The question is whether God has broken his covenant with the Jewish people by allowing the Germans to commit genocide.[1] It was produced and shown by the BBC on 3 September 2008. Production was supported by PBS, which screened the play as part of its Masterpiece anthology.

*The play is based on an event described by Elie Wiesel in his book The Trial of God, though Boyce describes this tale as "apocryphal".[2] According to Boyce, producer Mark Redhead "had been trying to turn the story into a film for almost 20 years by the time he called me in 2005 to write the screenplay."[2] However, Wiesel later confirmed that the story was true, and that he was personally witness to it.[3] *Wikipedia

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM

"... though Mr. Boyce is covering a lot of fairly well-worn territory in the why-do-bad-things-happen debate, he does so elegantly, weaving biblical citations, Jewish history and personal stories of Holocaust horror... subtly stirring..." Mike Hale, New York TImes

GOD ON TRIAL

by Frank Cottrell Boyce

MARCH 27 - APRIL 19

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