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 Lucifer, Hitler, Freud, M.L. King Jr., Pope Francis and Katie Von Bora in a courtroom drama for the ages!

A trial in the afterlife, and the prosecutor…is the Devil. In the new original play Martin Luther on Trial, Luther’s beloved wife Katarina defends him as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope Francis take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate. You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history’s most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed.

Run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes; 1 intermission.

What the Critics are Saying


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“Our HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!…This is epic theater that’s IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING, philosophically profound and superbly enacted by a WORLD-CLASS cast.”
Ronald Gross, New York Theater Buying Guide

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.”
Zachary Stewart, Theatermania

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.”
John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts

“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 dramatic stuff.”
Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene

“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.”
Zachary Stewart, Theatermania

“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.”
John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts

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Tickets

New York City
Now through Jan. 29

Regular $65. Premium seats also available at $85.
All sales final.  Venue and service fees apply.

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The Pearl Theatre
555 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 563-9261

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