Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - A deserted Chateau in Europe, one winter morning early in 1945.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
Winner of the 3rd Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival!
In a deserted French chateau during World War II, a young deserter awaits execution. Taunted by his guard, he speaks of his misguided youth and his love for his wife. He tries to explain to the priest who has come to give him the last rites that killing is wrong, but the priest insists that God expects every man to do his duty. The Derserter was published as part of the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 3rd Series.
"Moving and compassionate play by a most gifted playwright." - Horton Foote.
"A powerful, moving piece...sensitive but not maudlin...A tense emotional drama." - Rutgers University
The Deserter had its first performance at the Troupe Theatre in New York City in April 1978.