Watch on the Rhine, a moving play by Lillian Hellman, is about an idealistic German who, with his American wife and two children, flees Hitler's Germany in 1940 to find sanctuary with his wife's family in the United States. He hopes for a respite from the dangerous work he has involved himself with, but his desire for personal safety soon comes into conflict with the deeply held beliefs that have made him an active anti-Nazi.
Told in compelling, human terms, the play is an eloquent and stirring tribute to the brave men and women who, despite all odds, struggled to stem the tide of fascism which soon spread throughout Europe and the world.
Richard W. Daley
John Van de Voort
Swatzell Sara Muller
Marthe de Brancovis
Teck de Brancovis
Presented in the Oak Room of Leawood City Hall; April 4 & 5 - 8:00 pm, April 6 - 2:00 pm