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Pischer - Short Play, Drama

Pischer

Ted Nusbaum

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Short Play, Drama

3m

ISBN: 9780573642425

Devastated by the death of his older brother at the hands of a Palestinian suicide bomber, Elon, a simpleminded Yeshiva student, joins an underground Jewish terrorist cell in East Jerusalem to exact his revenge. Winner of the 2006 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival!

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Description | Characters | Author | Reviews
$9.95
: OFF-OFF BROADWAY FESTIVAL PLAYS, 31ST SERIES

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in the secret backroom of an air conditioning company in East Jerusalem, Israel.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Stage Combat

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
Devastated by the death of his older brother at the hands of a Palestinian suicide bomber, Elon, a simpleminded Yeshiva student, joins an underground Jewish terrorist cell in East Jerusalem to exact his revenge. Soon after his arrival at the group's secret hideout, Elon is reunited with Sasha, Russian bombmaker and former crony to his older brother, who is calmly wiring the explosive device they will use in the morning. However, when the group's charismatic leader – Avram - arrives, Elon slowly puts together the disturbing details of their impending reprisal attack: the target is an elementary school. Caught between his desire for revenge and to remain a good Jew, Elon chooses a course of action that will forever alter the lives of everyone involved. Published in Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, 31st Series.
Characters

CASTING

3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

ELON: mid twenties, a yeshiva student. Naive, sincere,easily manipulated.
SASHA: late twenties to early thirties, a Russian immigrant. Cynic and secular Jew. Explosives expert.
AVRAM: late twenties to early thirties, a zealot. Charismatic, calm, calculated. The brains behind the operation.
Author

Ted Nusbaum

Ted Nusbaum graduated The New School for Drama with his MFA in Playwriting in 2006. Pischer won the 2006 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival, and Colleagues, another of his one-act plays, won the first annual Tickle Festival for Comedic Works (Tongue in Cheek Theater, 2007). Mr. Nusbaum’s screenplay, Little Brother of War, was the First Runner-Up in the 2006 Brass Brad Screenwriting ... view full profile

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Reviews
Scott Babel 10/9/2014 3:14 PM
A political, controversial play that really gets audiences thinking and debating the Middle East issues of the day.  The action is fast and the tension is high as the characters collide in a "no turning back" kind of scenario.  Definitely work a shot.

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