December 8, 2022

Hübener: A WW2 History play

The USUE theater team presents Thomas F. Rogers’s play “Hübener” February 17-19 and February 24-26. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in the CIB.

Black and white retro image of Lancaster bombers from Battle of Britain in World War Two

      The USUE theater team presents Thomas F. Rogers’s play “Hübener” February 17-19 and February 24-26. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in the CIB.

    The World War II drama is based on the true story of Helmuth Hübener (Hel-Moot HUE-ben-er), a 17-year-old LDS boy who lived in 1942 Germany. With the Nazis running rampant in Europe and Hitler attempting world domination, Hübener rallies three other boys to spread anti-Nazi propaganda in hopes to stop the war. 

     Utah State University Eastern freshman Matthew Milligan stars as Hübener; freshman Jasper Edwards as Karl-Heinz Schnibbe (Shn-ib-ah); freshman Duncan Clark as Rudi Wobbe (Voe-bah); and high school sophomore Cooper Innes as Jonni Düwer (YOH-nee DOO-vair). 

The show is wonderfully written, and inspires hope in uncertain times. The department also welcomes to the show the playwright Rogers, and the great-grandaughter of one of the brave boy. Tickets will be sold online or at the ticket table in the CIB. 

As a precursor to the play, here is an exerpt from the first act:

…“‘Where is Rudolf Hess? Where is Hitler’s Deputy Minister, who was last seen in public in May of this year? It can now be revealed! … If you don’t believe this, then ask the Fuehrer to produce his Minister.…’”

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