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‘Beams are Creaking’ playwright to attend one of final performances this week

April 23rd, 2011 · Comments

Douglas Anderson, who wrote “The Beams are Creaking,” which has had a phenomenal sold-out run at Taproot Theatre over the last month, will attend this Thursday’s performance. Anderson is visiting from Vermont. He will speak at a special post-play “talkback.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Matt Shimkus) and his brother, Klaus (Simon Pringle), are part of a plot to murder Hitler. Photo by Erik Stuhaug, Taproot Theatre.

Taproot has twice added shows to the original run because every show sold out through the April 23 original closing date. Seating is extremely limited for the shows on April 28, 29 and 30. Tickets are available through Taproot Theatre’s box office at 206-781-9707 and online at www.taproottheatre.org.

“The Beams are Creaking” begins in 1933 just as the Nazi party has taken power in Germany. It tells a true story of a plot to murder Hitler, and how one man tries to stay true to his religious convictions while battling questions of morality and political allegiance.

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