It didn’t reach Broadway until just a decade ago, but Mann’s searing script had already been presented as an acclaimed live TV drama in the 50’s and a star-studded Hollywood blockbuster in the 60’s. Mann created a stage version of the courtroom drama for a limited, and much praised, Broadway run. The play is based on the true story of the war crime trials that followed WWII, and like the like the post-Civil War Andersonville trial, their sole legal precedent (subject of the Saul Levitt drama that nabbed TACT its first Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Production of a Play), the play raises important moral issues that remain relevant and controversial today. Joe Banno directs.
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