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Civil resistance subject of original play being performed in Aurora

The true story of a student activist who resisted the Nazis will be told in “We Will Not Be Silent,” an original play being performed this weekend at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora.

The show depicts the confrontation between 21-year-old Sophie Scholl, who led the only major act of civil resistance against Hitler’s regime during World War II, and Kurt Grunwald, her interrogator. Written by actor and playwright David Meyers, the show is based on true events that took place in Munich, Germany, in 1943. It asks how far one is willing to go for a cause they believe in, even if it means risking the lives of friends and family.

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