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Beams Are Creaking, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Beams Are Creaking, The

Douglas Anderson

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Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 2f

ISBN: 9780874409635

This compelling drama captures the Bonhoeffer legend on a rich theatrical canvas without ever sacrificing the very human story at the base of it.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Biography

90 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1930s

Settings Of Play - Berlin, 1932-1945.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TAGS

Politics, War

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

We have found it impossible to praise this play too highly. It is the inspiring, powerful, true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who defied the Nazis and ultimately led an assassination attempt against Hitler. This compelling drama captures the Bonhoeffer legend on a rich theatrical canvas without ever sacrificing the very human story at the base of it. Part political thriller, part love story, leavened with moments of humor, filled with a compassion that reaffirms one's faith in man. A masterpiece for the producer of serious theatre by a playwright who, on the basis of this play, was commissioned by the Actors' Theatre of Louisville to develop a script for their internationally acclaimed theatre festival.
"Douglas Anderson's illuminating drama...proves to be as exciting a political thriller as it does a savvy character study." - The Seattle Times
The Beams are Breaking was originally presented at Case Western University in October, 1978. It was directed by Arno Selco.
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CASTING

8m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

A company of nine portray dozens of characters in Bonhoeffer's life.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

DIETRICH BOHNHOEFFER
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

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