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Silence (Meyerson) - Short Play, Drama

Silence (Meyerson)

Henry Meyerson

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573696213

"In Henry Meyerson's Silence, a deeply moving piece about elderly Holocaust survivors trying to make sense of the too-early death of their beloved only son. Fierce and heartbreaking." - Miami Herald

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Description

Short Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - 1960s, 1940s / WWII

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Could there be something worse than surviving the Holocaust?

"The best of Program A includes author Henry Meyerson's Silence, a touching essay about two Russians who survived the Holocaust and meet shortly after immigrating to New York following World War II." - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"In Henry Meyerson's Silence, a deeply moving piece about elderly Holocaust survivors trying to make sense of the too-early death of their beloved only son. Fierce and heartbreaking." - Miami Herald

SILENCE premiered at Teachers Theatre’s 2004 More Tears and Laughter One-Act Play Festival.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

AARON - 18 old.
SARAH - 40 and 60; at 40 years of age she is tired, yet feisty, still proud of her appeal; at 60 she is depressed and angry.
ABEL - 40 and 60; at 40 he is weary and worn out; at 60 he is depressed, angry and worn out.

Both SARAH and ABEL physically look as if they have been through a tough, soul-searing battle, both in 1948 and 1968. And, indeed, they have earned this look. As befits those who went through their ordeals, if casting permits, both SARAH and ABEL, should be thin and wan.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Henry Meyerson

Henry Meyerson's publications with Samuel French include the full-lengths Beware the Man Eating Chicken, Shtick, and The Secret Life of Seagulls; and the short-play collections Fresh Brewed: Tales from The Coffee Bar and Proceed to Check-Out. Other publications include the one-act Tech Support, published by Smith & Kraus who also re-print portions of The Secret Life of Seagulls ... view full profile

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