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Not seen in New York since its 1980 Broadway revival, Watch on the Rhine is part drawing-room comedy, part political thriller. The play follows anti-fascist German engineer Kurt Muller, his American-born wife, Sara, and their three children as they return to Washington, DC, after years spent in Europe resisting the rising Nazi threat. When a Romanian houseguest who is a Nazi supporter discovers Kurt's identity, he threatens to expose him. Published in 1941 by Lillian Hellman, a brilliant activist who was ahead of her time, this celebrated play is a timely examination of moral obligation and sacrifice.

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