WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
1940: Fanny Farrelly, a wealthy matriarch living in Washington, D.C., is about to learn that the world she once knew no longer exists. After spending 20 years abroad, Fanny's daughter arrives home with her German husband, Kurt, an anti-fascist activist. When a houseguest and Nazi sympathizer threatens to turn Kurt in, family members discover how far they'll go to fight for what they believe — and for one another. Written in 1941 by activist playwright Lillian Hellman, Watch on the Rhine is a timely examination of moral obligation, sacrifice, and what it means to be American.