Full Length Play
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
IUPUI ,First Prize Winner
This prize winning drama tells of a young girl's survival in wartime France and the courage of the those who protect her from the Nazi holocaust. Apart from her parents, her heritage, and her name, the young Jewish girl matures from a sheltered child to a determined adolescent who fights for her country and her life. She is befriended by a priest, a widow, and a teacher who is a member of the underground resistance. A Nazi lieutenant nearly catches the girl and her brave protectors. Inspired by historical accounts, this work by a popular author of plays for youthful audiences won first prize in the IUPUT National Playwriting Competition.
"Hits a bull's eye...An artfully constructed play...a story of horror and heroism." - Jewish Community News
"What struck me most was the humanity of the characters. They were presented as real human beings in an inhuman situation." - New York Casting
"The story touched deep emotions in much of the audience." - Back Stage
"Depicts good amidst evil and hope amidst the 'pangs and fury of despair.' It is a riveting history lesson unfolded in an entertaining and well informed manner." - Arts Indiana
First premiered at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1989, Directed by Dorothy L. Webb.