Theater

Denial

By Peter Sagal
Directed Professor of Theater Paul Moser

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $8 general admission (purchase tickets)
Location: Hall Auditorium (general admission - seating on stage, directions)

Lawyer Abigail Gersten is brilliant, Jewish, and a First Amendment absolutist. Professor Bernard Cooper is courtly, polite, and dedicated to convincing the world that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax. When the government prosecutes him, he turns to Abby for help. Offended by censorship in any form, she takes the case, but gets quickly drawn into a moral quagmire. Opposing her is an idealistic prosecutor and a venerable Holocaust survivor who call her loyalties into question and make her confront the differences between what is legal and what is right. The conflict that ensues concerns issues of history, memory, free speech, and how the stories we tell about ourselves determine who we are.