SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
9390 N. SANTA MONICA BLVD. BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
Straight from our acclaimed national tour, Judgment at Nuremberg is one of the great courtroom dramas of the last century.
Adapted for the stage by Abby Mann from his Oscar®-winning screenplay, Judgment is based on the Nuremberg Trials held by the International Military Tribunal and United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals formed to prosecute those accused of war crimes committed during WWII.
The play provides an unflinching look at the Trials’ success and failure at navigating the intersection of justice, human rights and politics. Following the performance, honoree E. Randol Schoenberg and Geoffrey Cowan will discuss the complexities and triumphs of achieving true justice, then and now.
E. RANDOL SCHOENBERG
E. Randol Schoenberg, the grandson of the composers Arnold Schoenberg and Eric Zeisl and the winner of numerous awards in the field of litigation,
represented Maria Altmann in “Republic of Austria v. Altmann” resulting in the successful return of five Gustav Klimt paintings as depicted in the film
Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren. Mr. Schoenberg graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a certificate in European Cultural Studies and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California. For ten years, Mr. Schoenberg served as President of
the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
Geoffrey Cowan has been an important force in almost every facet of the communications world — as a public interest lawyer, academic administrator,
best-selling author and award-winning teacher, playwright, television producer, and government official. He is currently University Professor and Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership at the University of Southern California.
Our benefit event is a reflection of L.A. Theatre Works’ core belief that theatre is a transformative art form that raises
awareness, educates, promotes civic dialogue, and motivates social activism. We advance that belief through our mission to provide wide access to great theatrical experiences featuring top-flight artists through our live performances, weekly national public radio series, touring, podcasts, and worldwide distribution of our library of more than 500 recordings of contemporary and classic theatre. We serve a local, national and global audience of more than 8 million per year, and provide theatre-based educational materials to high school and university students across the country and internationally.