By Lisa Sopher

Published August 15, 2003, issue of August 15, 2003.
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Shattered Globe Theatre presents an adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961), based on the screenplay by Abby Mann. Directed by Louis Contey, the play dramatizes the international war crimes trial of Ernst Janning, a prominent German judge played by Maury Cooper, three years after prominent Nazi leaders have already been tried. Doug McDade plays retired American judge Dan Haywood; Brian Pudil plays the American Army prosecutor; Brian McCaskill is the German defense counsel; Linda Reiter plays a sophisticated widow of a German general, and Scott Aiello plays a mentally challenged and sterilized Holocaust survivor. The play begs the following question: How culpable were ordinary Germans for the war crimes committed by the Nazis?

Loop Theater, 8 E. Randolph St., Chicago; Aug. 21-Oct. 12, Thu.-Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.; $22 Thu.-Fri., $25 Sat.-Sun. (312-744-LOOP or

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