Silence (Meyerson)

by  Henry Meyerson

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

"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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Silence (Meyerson)

by  Henry Meyerson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Could there be something worse than surviving the Holocaust? 

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s, 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Sarah’s store, then Sarah and Abel’s hom
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 1f
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.
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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

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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Authors

Henry Meyerson

Henry Meyerson's publications with Samuel French include the full-lengths Beware the Man Eating Chicken, Shtick, and

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

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