Winner of the Canadian Peace Play Competition Award
Art, 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 Vancouver-based playwright and educator who also performs, directs and produces. She completed two undergraduate degrees as well as Master’s Degrees in Art History and Writing at UVic, where she also taught writing. Sally’s plays include Our Ghosts, Wreckage, Herr Beckmann’s People, And Bella Sang With Us, Centurions, Spinning You Home, and Polly and the Penthouse.