The Mask of Hiroshima
by Ernest Ferlita
Short Play, Drama / 3m, 2f
"Two Citiesis an 'eloquent expression' of faith." - The New York Times
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.
Reviews"Two Cities is an 'eloquent expression' of faith." - The New York Times
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
Plus a Chorus of 1-4 m/f who act as narrator