Taylor University Theatre presents ‘ Why We Must Die So Young’
February 23 @ 8:00 pm - February 25 @ 10:30 pm
A new play by William Gebby. ‘We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace.’ (from The Fourth Leaflet of The White Rose) During the darkest days of WWII, a handful of Germans–armed with typewriter, hand-cranked duplicating machine, and courage–distributed thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets and worked toward unifying resistance across Germany. Their ultimate goal: remove Hitler from power. Their name: The White Rose. Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie, their friends Alex Schmorell, Christoph Probst, and Willi Graf were students, intellectuals, romantics. Most importantly, they were Christians. Their belief in God compelled them to fight a regime that was anti-Christian and, therefore, anti-human. That fight cost them their lives. William Gebby’s play celebrates these brave young people who were and will not be silent. Tickets available online $7-$15 or call 765-998-5289. Sunday matinee 2pm only.