Taken at Midnight

Author(s): Mark Hayhurst
In Germany 1931, Hans Litten, one of the most celebrated lawyers in Berlin, is fighting back against the growing Nazi movement by representing opponents of the Nazis at important political trials. When Litten subpoenas Adolf Hitler to appear as a witness in a murder trial involving a group of SS men, it rattles Hitler so much that he doesn’t forget. Two years later, on the night of the Reichstag fire, Litten is arrested, held without trial, tortured, and threatened as “an enemy of human society.” As Litten disappears into the Nazi system, his mother, at great personal risk, fights to secure his release.
Format: Drama
Cast Size:1F
Character breakdown:

Irmgard Litten (Hans Litten’s mother)

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
September 26–October 25 2014, Minerva Theatre, Chichester Theatre Festival, Chichester, U.K.
Original Source Material: Based on a true set of events.
Nationality of Author: English
Original Language: English

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