The Mask of Hiroshima

by  Ernest Ferlita

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

"Two Citiesis an 'eloquent expression' of faith." - The New York Times

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The Mask of Hiroshima

by  Ernest Ferlita

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes

Additional Info

Set seven years after the bombing, the play has to do with a couple who are expecting a baby. Shinji and Hisa Ishikawa both still wear the mask that the atomic bomb molded to body and soul. The effects of radiation threaten Hisa's life, and her father urges an abortion. Why risk losing her, he asks his son-in-law, for a child who may not live? In a dreamlike climax, Hisa loses her life, but the child lives.

Part of Two Cities.

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"Two Cities is an 'eloquent expression' of faith." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Duration: 30 minutes

Casting

3m, 2f
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  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

Casting Notes

Plus a Chorus of 1-4 m/f who act as narrator

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Ernest Ferlita

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