Lakewood Theatre Company with Candlestick Productions present

a dangerous joy

Written & Directed by Terry Lomax

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 27, 28 @ 7:30pm (Lakewood Theatre)

Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, @7:30pm (Portland State University, Boiler Room Theatre)


Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S State St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034 (Jan 27-28)

Portland State University Boiler Room Studio Theater, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland OR 97201 (Jan 31-Feb 2)



LTC tickets:; 503.635.3901

PSU tickets:

From writer and director Terry Lomax, comes the fully staged reading of a one-act play, a dangerous joy. Based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s true story, Lomax has written a riveting fictional account of the last hour of his life. A German Pastor and Theologian during WWII, Dietrich refuses to remain silent as he witnesses the atrocities of Hitler’s rule.  Imprisoned in Flossenburg concentration camp for his involvement with the Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler, Bonhoeffer faces off with Heinrich Muller, head of the Gestapo, while playing a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with cellmates Sal and Parker.  We also get a glimpse into his passionate love story with his fiancée Maria. The Nazi’s have stolen everything dear to him except what they could not; his faith and unquenchable joy.  Filled with suspense, drama and romance, a dangerous joy presents this question: What is worth living and dying for?  Although a staged reading, our production includes professional actors, authentic WWII costumes, original music and sets and a multimedia presentation that will transport you and open your eyes to the power and influence of a dangerous joy.