About the Book
Winner of the Canadian Peace Play Competition AwardArt, war, and the politics of culture collide in Sally Stubbs’ moving account of a family’s legacy of beauty and brutality. Anna, an established painter living in Canada, returns to Munich–the city she ran from decades earlier. As this poetic and powerful drama unfolds, Anna forces her family to answer tough questions about their past and the events of World War II. While her mother plays a private concert, history unravels, and Anna is confronted with a moral dilemma of her own. Inspired by factual events, Herr Beckmann’s People explores the question: How do we live with the choices we have made?
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“… puts a movingly human face on personal entanglement in an evil regime.” —Georgia Straight
About the Author
Sally Stubbs is an award-winning playwright and educator and a director-performer based in Vancouver. Sally’s plays include: Wreckage (Scirocco, 2009), Eyes. Two., She’ll to the Wars, Home Movies, Spinning You Home, Centurions, and Herr Beckmann’s People (Scirocco, 2011).In 2009, Sally was invited to present Herr Beckmann’s People at the 8th International Women Playwrights Conference in Mumbai. That year the play also received the 3rd Annual Canadian Peace Play Award. Sally is an instructor of post-secondary writing and theatre education and a recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for her work with young people and theatre.