The Trial of God
by Elie Wiesel
6th - 14th October 2000
~ Directed by David Crook ~

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Set in a Ukrainian village in the year 1649, this haunting play takes place in the aftermath of a pogrom. Only two Jews, Berish the innkeeper and his daughter Hannah, have survived the brutal Cossack raids.

When three itinerant actors arrive in the town, Berish demands that they stage a mock trial of God instead, indicting Him for His silence in the face of evil. But who will defend God? A mysterious stanger named Sam, who seems oddly familiar to everyone present, shows up just in time to volunteer.

Cast
Paul MortonMendel
Andy HowellAvremel
Charlie WattsYankel
Graham KilnerBerish
Katie CookeHannah
Roz Saint ClareMaria
Andy KirtleyPriest
Chris JanesSam
Crew
Mark JamesStage Manager
Carol MonzeglioProps
Shelagh RyanWardrobe
Carol MonzeglioPrompt
Simon LeeLights
Steve BeestonSound
Claudia McKelveyProduction Secretary

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Susan Coley