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Mix a mint julep and watch High Fly run in the Kentucky Derby.
Mix a mint julep and watch High Fly run in the Kentucky Derby.

Schindler's List and The Pianist were rightly lauded for their portrayals of a sensitive subject -- the Jewish plight in Nazi Germany. However, when a work of art examines the plight of the Germans it runs the risk of looking sympathetic to the bad guys (a popular reaction to the TV film Hitler: The Rise of Evil). In the play The Good German, David Wiltse looks at life on the other side of the war. The story follows a German couple who take their chances and shelter a Jewish publisher. The husband reluctantly agrees, knowing that his buddy in the Nazi Party wouldn't be so understanding. It's a tale of humanity at its worst, where hatred and patriotism intermingle -- a story, sadly, that's still relevant some 60 years later. The Good German runs through June 18 at Florida Stage (262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan). Tonight's performance starts at 8. Tickets cost $41. Call 561-585-3433, or visit www.floridastage.org. (JB)

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