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Bonhoeffer: Cell 92

Created by Jerry Holsopple and Justin Poole

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Bonhoeffer: Cell 92 is a hybrid performance (cinema and live theatre) on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It highlights his role in the opposition movement against Hitler, dramatizing the complicated choices one must make when one's moral convictions are tested by a strong drive to act against violent oppression. The piece, based on letters, eye witness accounts, and biographies, consists of a large cast of characters who only appear on film and one live actor, Justin Poole, who appears on stage and interacts with the filmed characters. 

The play is co-created by Dr. Jerry Holsopple and Dr. Justin Poole, professors from Eastern Mennonite University. 

Since its premiere in January of 2022, Bonhoeffer: Cell 92 has been performed 26 times at various venues in Harrisonburg, VA and also in Vienna, Austria in conjunction with the Austro-American Institute and the US Embassy in Vienna.

Upcoming Performances

We are performing at three North American Mennonite institutions of higher learning in the Fall of 2024. Look for us at Hesston College, Bluffton College, and Conrad Grebel University!

Interested in us taking Bonhoeffer: Cell 92 to your theatre, school, or other performance venue? Contact Justin Poole (wanderlusttheatre@gmail.com) or Jerry Holsopple.

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