ACTS Presents 'The Trial of God'

ACTS presents 'Trial of God'

Event Details


Date: March 10 - March 12, 2016

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Harum Hart Acting Studio at the Edith Mortenson Center

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public. Tickets are required; visit www.augie.edu/trial to reserve yours

The Augustana Collaborative Theatrical Society (ACTS) will present "The Trial of God," by Elie Wiesel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10- Saturday, March 12, in the Mary Harum Hart Acting Studio at the Edith Mortenson Center. The production will be directed by Rachel Polan '18 (Omaha, Nebraska). Admission is free but tickets are required. Visit www.augie.edu/trial to reserve yours.

About the Play

Written by Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, "The Trial of God" is a tragic farce that tells the tale of putting God on trial for the suffering of the Jews.

On the eve of Purim, a holiday celebrating the defeat of a genocidal plan against the Jewish people, three wandering minstrels arrive at the city of Shamgorod to find that all the city’s Jews have been killed in a brutal pogrom — except Berish the innkeeper and his daughter Hanna, who survived rape and torture. The survivors convince the players to help them put God on the stand for a trial that will plumb the depths of human suffering and challenge the idea that we are punished for our sins.

About ACTS (Augustana Collaborative Theatrical Society)

ACTS logoACTS is a student-led theatre organization devoted to the social and artistic aspects of theatre. The mission of the group is to:

  • Educate
  • Expose
  • Expand Opportunities

ACTS is committed to providing diverse theatrical opportunities to the students of Augustana University. In collaboration with the the Augustana Theatre faculty, ACTS is able to produce three productions a year in the Mary Harum Hart Acting Studio in the Edith Mortenson Center. These productions are selected, produced, directed, designed, managed, and performed by Augustana students. ACTS aims to expose the community to the raw, social and artistic elements of theatre by producing works that are seldom produced in a main stage environment. All of ACTS productions are free to the public. You can learn more about ACTS through their Facebook page or Twitter (@aboutACTS).

All of ACTS' productions are free to the public.