A Staged Reading of
THE INVESTIGATION
 
AN ORATORIO IN 11 CANTOS
by Peter Weiss
Directed by Robert Neblett
May 2019 • Specific Dates TBA
The Chapel • 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis, MO 63105

In Commemoration of Yom HaShoah

"For the dead and the living, we must bear witness." - Elie Wiesel


The Investigation is a haunting, relentless, operatic piece of theatre derived from the transcripts of the Auschwitz war trials by the author of the groundbreaking Marat/Sade, Peter Weiss. 

A lyrical yet savage Expressionistic meditation on the horrors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, this searing drama bears witness to one of the darkest periods of the modern era and summons the ghosts of the survivors of the Holocaust to implore us that history never repeats itself.

But will we listen...?

This special event is being presented as an interfaith contemplation on the nature of good and evil, in solemn observation of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

Produced  by permission of Dramatic Publishing.
THE INVESTIGATION
AN ORATORIO IN 11 CANTOS
BY PETER WEISS
(MAY 2019)