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Jugend ohne Gott
Youth Without God
Musical by Paul Graham Brown based on the novel by Ödön von Horváth
Performed in German
This last book by Ödön von Horváth, one of the 20th-century’s great but forgotten writers, is a dark fable about guilt, fate, and individual conscience. An unnamed narrator in an unnamed country is a schoolteacher with “a safe job with a pension at the end of it.” But, when he reprimands a student for a racist comment, he is accused of “sabotage of the Fatherland,” and his students revolt. A murder follows, and the teacher must face his role in it, even if it costs him everything. Set in the Nazi Germany during the 1930, "Youth without God" is a disturbingly impressive picture of a thoughtless, ideologically deluded youth at the beginning of the Nazi regime
Paul Graham Brown writes and adapts his own version of this novel for the Youth State Musical company.