The Devil's Advocate

by  Morris L. West, Dore Schary

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 2f

"The wonderful things which can be found in the theatre, in rare and golden moments spirit, beauty, intelligence, skill, and the effect of transporting a playgoer far away from himself came together with the production of The Devil's Advocate..."

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    9m, 2f

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A dazzling, intellectual detection story about a dying priest who is sent, by his superiors, in the role of the devil's advocate to investigate and, if possible, discredit a dead man's claim to sanctity. The man was an Italian patriot who was beaten by the communists and finally killed by the Nazis. Miracles are attributed to him. Was he a holy man, or a sinner? He was, it turns out, a bit of both.
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"The wonderful things which can be found in the theatre, in rare and golden moments spirit, beauty, intelligence, skill, and the effect of transporting a playgoer far away from himself came together with the production of The Devil's Advocate.... Superlative." - New York World Telegram & Sun

"A powerful and absorbing drama." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: The homes of the Bishop of Valenta, Dr. Aldo Meyer, The Contessa de Sanctis and Nina Sanduzzi, in and around the village of Gemello Minore in Calabria, Italy. The present, with glimpses of the past.

Casting

9m, 2f

MONSIGNOR BLAISE MEREDITH

EUGENIO CARDINAL MAROTTA

NINA SANDUZZI

DR. ALDO MEYER

NICHOLAS BLACK

AURELIO, BISHOP OF VALENTA

THE CONTESSA, ANNE LOUISE DE SANCTIS

FATHER ANSELMO

PAOLO SANDUZZI

GIACOMO NERONE

IL LUPO

VILLAGERS, PARTISANS, and SERVANTS

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Morris L. West

Morris L. West

Dore Schary

Dore Schary

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