Antigone in Munich: The Sophie Scholl Story

Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose Society in Nazi Germany
which encouraged passive resistance against the totalitarian government. The play chronicles her coming of age and development from bystander to witness to activist.
NOTES ON CASTING: The play is based on real people and real events but this is not a documentary. It is an imagining of how Sophie Scholl became an activist in...
Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose Society in Nazi Germany
which encouraged passive resistance against the totalitarian government. The play chronicles her coming of age and development from bystander to witness to activist.
NOTES ON CASTING: The play is based on real people and real events but this is not a documentary. It is an imagining of how Sophie Scholl became an activist in treacherous times. The people this story is based on were certainly Caucasian; the casting doesn’t need to be. It’s a story for everyone to be told by everyone. The entire play (and it's one-act version can be read for free at: https://www.yourstagepartners.com/products/antigone-in-munich
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Antigone in Munich: The Sophie Scholl Story

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  • Donna Gordon:
    4 Apr. 2019
    This is a thriller written with so much heart and compassion. Many good roles for teens, though adults would certainly enjoy a play about WWII. Many have focused on Germany's prolonged terror against justice, but this is an original that goes straight to the heart. Ms. Haas focuses on students and they have a special place in Nazi resistance movements. We look to the truth and commitment of students, especially those who follow their ideals regardless of the dangers. Danger runs straight through this play, but never overtakes the optimism of the young. Produce this "Lest We Forget".
  • Aleks Merilo:
    26 Feb. 2019
    It took a little effort to track down this full play, but I'm so glad I did. I confess, the White Rose Society was something I had not heard of until reading this. The story of Sophie and her brother Hans is moving, powerful, and innately theatrical. As someone who works with young adult actors, this is exactly the kind of script I wish there were more of: Intelligent, engaging, challenging and significant.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    18 Mar. 2018
    Beautifully-constructed, with depth and emotional resonance, this play is an evergreen. Reading it, I imagine performances in many languages, such is the eloquence and universality of Ms. Haas's vision and capabilities. But I also see something more — The story shared in classrooms, where the gift is the firing imaginations of students, relating through this prescient play, to history, that bears investigation and understanding, lest it be repeated. This play is a remarkable feat. I'll carry Sophie's story with me for a long, long time. Thank you, Ms. Haas.

Character Information

  • Sophie Scholl
    Ages from 13-21; can use two Sophies,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Capable of exuberance and introspection at the same time; strong moral code
  • Robert Mohr
    30's,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Nazi interrogator, believer in National Socialism; a middle-manager
  • Hans
    25,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Part trust-fund college kid, part hero, activist
  • Fritz
    Ages from 19-25,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    The good soldier who changes from experience
  • Luisa
    13-14,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Jewish, trying to be a normal child in trying times
  • Willi
    25,
    Any (but probably white)
    ,
    Male
    Always against the Reich, has a need to put things right; workaholic
  • Alex
    25,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Torn between love of Russia and Germany, artist’s soul
  • Traute (pronounced Trout-a)
    24,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Always questioning
  • Elsa
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Female or Non-binary
    Probably a good German girl, there’s an actress in her
  • Elisabeth
    Ages from 19-22,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Wants to toe the line and stay under the radar of the Nazis

  • Anneliese
    21,
    Any (but probably white)
    ,
    Female
    Protected by her brother Willi, naïve, idealistic

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Playwrights in Our Schools Grant, American Alliance for Theatre Education
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • High School
    ,
    White Bear Lake H.S.
    ,
    2018
  • High School
    ,
    Benilde-St, Margaret High School, MN
    ,
    2017
  • High School
    ,
    Fargo South High School, ND
    ,
    2017