Edith Stein: A Ceremony ...

by  Robert Neal Black

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 15f, 1m or f

Dramatization of the life of the Jewish-born German philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a nun before dying in the Auschwitz gas chambers of 1942.

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Edith Stein: A Ceremony ...

by  Robert Neal Black

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 15f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Dramatization of the life of the Jewish-born German philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a nun before dying in the Auschwitz gas chambers of 1942. The play transports us to the Central Europe of that year, and other times and places, before and since, both real and imaginary.
Stein lived a dedicated, selfless existence, loving God in devoted observance, and feared no man. Her convivial personality never wavered, even at the end of her life.

This is a topical, respectful homage to a luminous woman who shined so brightly in history's darkest period. Pope John Paul II officially approved Edith Stein for canonization in May, 1997.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Central Europe in August 9, 1942, and other times and places, before and since, real and imaginary.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

10m, 15f, 1m or f
STAGE MANAGER
BIG ST. TERESA
EDITH STEIN
LITTLE ST. TERESA
URSULA
PREIST
ROSA
HUSSERL
FRAU STEIN
PASTOR MUELLER
MOTHER SUPERIOR CATHERINE
ETHLEREDA
LITTLE ST. TERESA
BISHOP
CARDINAL
MOTHER ELIZABETH
FIRST SISTER
SECOND SISTER
THIRD SISTER
FOURTH SISTER
FIRST SS OFFICER
SECOND SS OFFICER
STATIONMISTRESS
REVEREND CANNON STAUSS
YOUNG MAN
YOUNG WOMAN
MAN PROSONER
ANNOUNCER
RADIO CHARACTER
ACTOR
HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP COLUMNIST
FIRST FAN
SECOND FAN
THIRD FAN
NEWS HEN
DISK JOCKEY
STATISTICIAN
PATIENT
ORDERLY
TWO SINGERS WITH GUITAR (OPTIONAL)
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Cast Attributes

  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

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Authors

Robert Neal Black

Robert Neal Black

Edith Stein: A Ceremony of Rememberance was originally titled Love on a Dark Night and was first produced by The Playwrights' Center from October 13-November 18, 1972, and was directed by Peg Wurl.

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