The Murder of Lidice
by Lois O. Meyer, Edna St. Vincent Millay
Short Play, Drama / 2m, 4f
The events which caused Edna St. Vincent Millay to write "The Murder of Lidice" are some of the most horrifying in the chronicles of Nazi terror in World War II.
has become one of the great literary classics opposing all war atrocities.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1940s / WWII
- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: The action takes place today and in the Spring of 1942, in Lidice (Lid-i-che), Czechoslovakia.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
*WOMAN NO. 2 - Narrator
WOMAN NO. 3 - Narrator, The Mother
WOMAN NO. 4 - Narrator, The Daughter, Byeta (Bee-ya-ta)
MAN NO. 1 - Narrator, The Young Man, Karel (Kare-el)
MAN NO. 2 - Narrator, The Father, The Nazi Soldier
- Ensemble cast
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
Each of the characters has one principal role and possibly one or more minor roles. All of the characters serve as storytellers to help move the action along.
*These parts may also be played by men.
A guitarist is optional.