Taking Sides

Character: Emmi Straube / Tamara Sachs (understudy)

Directed by: David Jones

Written by: Ronald Harwood

Produced by: Alexander H. Cohen, Max Cooper, Duncan C. Weldon, Hildy Parks

Venue: Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway

Production Dates: October 4 – December 29, 1996

The play tells about the post-war United States denazification investigation of the German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwängler on charges of having served the Nazi regime. Harwood drew inter alia on a detailed diary kept by Furtwängler of his interrogation sessions. Although the investigation that is the focus of the play resulted in formal charges being brought against Furtwängler, he was eventually cleared by the tribunal.

Script developed by Never Enough Design