Remember My Name

by  Joanna Halpert Kraus

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 4f, 1girl(s), 1m or f

"Hits a bull's eye [...] An artfully constructed play based on a true story of horror and heroism." - Jewish Community News

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f, 1girl(s), 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    IUPUI ,First Prize Winner
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This prize-winning drama tells of a young girl’s survival in wartime France, and the courage of those who protect her from the Nazis. 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. Inspired by historical accounts, this work by a popular author of plays for youthful audiences won first prize in the IUPUT National Playwriting Competition.
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Reviews

"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." - Backstage

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

5m, 4f, 1girl(s), 1m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The brief appearance of the Non-gender adult can be easily played by another character.

The main character, Rachel, is about ten. However, she should be portrayed by a seasoned actor, who can look like a young girl.

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Authors

Joanna Halpert Kraus

Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of eighteen produced and published plays. The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing), and Remember My Name (Samuel French) were both produced off-off Broadway. The former appears in several anthologies and has a Spanish version. Her latest script is Christabel and the Amazing Peda ...

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First premiered at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 1989, Directed by Dorothy L. Webb.

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