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Deserter, The - Short Play, Drama

Deserter, The

Norman Beim

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Short Play, Drama

3m

ISBN: 9780573600430

"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

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Period

30 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - A deserted Chateau in Europe, one winter morning early in 1945.

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CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.
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3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male, Ensemble cast

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Author

Norman Beim

Norman Beim, a life time member of the Dramatist Guild, is a prize-wining playwright, veteran actor and director. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally and won a number of awards including the Robert J. Pickering Award (Coldwater Theatre), the David James Ellis Award (Theatre Americana), the Maxim Mazumdar Award (Alleyway Theatre) as well as the Samuel French Short Play Award ... view full profile

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