BRAVE AND BRILLIANT and principled but also arrogant and angry. Flashbacks offer sensitive insights into Luther’s tussles with authority and scripture… UNUSUALLY WRY AND WELL-ACTED.
ASTOUNDING ACTING combined with the gorgeous set, time-period costumes, lighting and music cues make Martin Luther on Trial AN UNFORGETTABLE PRODUCTION of documentary, historical accuracy and
With Martin Luther on Trial, Fellowship for Performing Arts offers something that has been sorely missing from the New York theater scene for far too long: HIGH-QUALITY, CHALLENGING THEATER from a CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE.
Our HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! This is epic theatre that’s IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING, philosophically profound and superbly enacted by a WORLD-CLASS cast.
A DRAMATIC, theological, psychological, HILARIOUS and WELL-WRITTEN back-and-forth clash of documented moments in Luther’s life.
Martin Luther on Trial DELIVERS HIGH DRAMA by grappling with giant issues of democracy and authority, credibility and control —problems very much
unresolved in 2016.
I cannot recall when my imagination was as ‘sparked’ as it was last evening at Martin Luther on Trial. I LIKED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE . . . PRODUCTION. I thought the staging was excellent and the acting superior.
Martin Luther on Trial is a FASCINATING investigation of the life and ideas of the founder of the Protestant Reformation. Whatever your religious beliefs, this is a BALANCED AND THEATRICAL representation of one of the great thinkers and shakers of Western Civilization.
The CRACKLING DIALOGUE is rich with sharp observations and CUTTING WIT. The work has been METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED and the cast of characters reflects this.
Martin Luther on Trial JOINS THE CANON OF GREAT THEATRICAL WORKS about religious figures such as T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral about Thomas Becket and George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan. Like those formidable forerunners, Martin Luther on Trial wrestles dramatically with heady matters of faith and ethics, of God and conscience. But this play goes them one better. Martin Luther on Trial is quite the divine comedy and IT’S FUNNY AS HELL.
The authors make their case both AMUSINGLY AND FORMIDIBLY with a text that is filled to the brim with witty irreverence and IMPASSIONED RHETROIC. Whatever your view, I suspect YOU WILL BE AS ENTHRALLED AS I by this damned (apology to the Devil) good show.
The STAGING is IMPECCABLE, the ACTING is FIRST-RATE, the script is amusing and, to the extent you can say this about a play which has Hitler, Freud, Lucifer and Pope Francis talking to each other, historically accurate. The writing is good, too. All of this is tremendously
The compelling performance [of Martin Luther] captures each nuance and epic passion in a way that scales the character’s convictions and contradictions to Shakespearean dimensions. The scene when Luther comes upon the concept of grace and falls to his knees humbled and overcome was AS POWERFUL AN EPIPHANY AS I’VE SEEN PLAYED ONSTAGE.
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