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Senior Thesis Production
Steven Dietz's God's Country

The Program in Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts presents a senior thesis production of Steven Dietz’s God’s Country, based on the true story of the white supremacist group known as The Order, whose members were held responsible for the 1984 murder of Denver-based Jewish radio talk show host Alan Berg. Directed by Dominique Salerno and featuring Paul Miller, God’s Country is a harrowing look at the religious, political and cultural convictions that fueled The Order’s violent crimes. Salerno, a religion major pursuing a Certificate in Theater and one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Alex Adam Award, first saw the play in high school. Ever since, she has been haunted by both its theatricality and its intense subject matter. The production inspired her to concentrate in Religion and to do her junior independent work on the belief structures that inform the radical racist right. Although Dietz’s documentary drama is rooted in Order ceremonies and trial transcripts, Salerno suggest that its emotional impact emerges from his depiction of ordinary lives and relationships lived out in the context of extremist ideologies. As she explains, "Dietz forces his audience to participate in the moral tension he creates, leaving to them the question of whether these people are monsters or men. "

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available by calling University Ticketing at 609.258.9220.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City

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Workshop with Steven Dietz


Collaboration, Story-Telling, and Theater-Making Workshop

Friday, December 11, 2009
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Open to Princeton University Students, Faculty and Staff

Friend Center Room 006



Event Information


Written by:
Steven Dietz

Directed by:
Dominique Salerno '10

Paul Miller '10


Friday - Sunday,
December 11-13, 2009

Q&A with Steven Dietz following Friday's performance.

Tuesday - Thursday,
December 15 - 17, 2009

All performances at 8 PM

Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio
Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey


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