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LebensraumUser Rating: 3.6 (1 votes)
Using a cast of three to play 40 sharply drawn characters, this bold work of penetrating intelligence is based on the fanciful, explosive idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to Germany and promise them citizenship and jobs. A resulting scenario unfolds that explores the effects of the policy on Jews and Gentiles with widely varying outlooks: an out-of-work Jewish dock worker from Massachusetts who brings his Irish wife and his son to Bremerhaven to start a new life, a survivor of Auschwitz who returns to find the woman who betrayed his family to the Nazis, a young German smitten by a Jewish American teenage girl, an unemployed German laborer and scores of others. The actors make quicksilver changes from one character to the next, occasionally using masks or character cut-outs to enhance the transformations. The logical progression of this artfully drawn script raises the terrifying possibility that history may repeat. "Powerful and touching. "-N.Y. Times.
|Time Period(s):|| Contemporary 1950 -1990|
|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||Not Available|
|Acts: ||Not Available|
|Set Complexity: ||Simple|
|Set Information: ||Not Available|
|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||3|
|Male Characters: ||2|
|Female Characters: ||1|
|Androgynous Characters:||Not Available|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Cost: ||$6.00 (Royalty $60-$40)|
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|Publisher: ||Samuel French|
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