Pischer

by  Ted Nusbaum

Short Play, Drama  /  3m

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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The play takes place in the secret backroom of an air conditioning company in East Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m
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.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

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 scr ...

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