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Release date: October 27, 2003
Staggs presents the "Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoffer" al staggs

PLAINVIEW - Al Staggs, who has been highly acclaimed for his portrayal of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his one-man production of "A View From the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer," will present his program at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, during Wayland Baptist University's chapel service.

              In the play, the audience views Bonhoeffer during his time in prison as he awaits execution. He tells of the influence a fellow Union Theological student, Frank Fisher, had on his life. Fisher, an African-American, told Bonhoeffer of racism in America. It was similar to the treatment of the Jewish people by the Nazis. Bonhoeffer explains how this led him to become involved in the German resistance which led to his death by hanging in 1945.

              In a review of the play, Bill Moyers said, ". I am confronted by the deepest moral questions of what it means to be a witness and how am I using my life."

              Wednesday's chapel service is free and open to the public. It begins at 11 a.m. in Harral Memorial Auditorium.