source: The Seattle Times
published: January 16, 1996
author: Lauren Ray Pollard
“The Investigation,” by Peter Weiss, directed by Liane Davidson. Produced by New Mercury Theatre and A Theatre Under the Influence at Brown Bag Theatre in the Newmark Center, 1401 Second Ave., Thursdays-Sundays, through Jan. 28. 524-6887.
When it premiered in 1965, Peter Weiss’ “The Investigation” did so on 17 German stages simultaneously. Weiss, best known for his 1964 play “Marat/Sade,” forged “The Investigation” out of transcripts from the 1964 Auschwitz war-crimes trial and, as a result, set a new benchmark in the field of documentary theater.