The Jew of Bologna
by Jules Tasca
Full Length Play, Drama / 4m, 2f
Now in modern play form, The Jew of Bologna depicts the most sensational clash of religions in history. The church takes Edgardo Mortara, when he was a boy of six from his family, because a Catholic serving girl in the employ of the Jewish Mortara family baptized him when he was an infant...
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Victorian (British and American), 19th Century
- Setting: A priest's sitting room in a church; Poitier, France. 1873.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
EDGARDO MORTARA - a 21 year-old convert.
SOLMONE MORTARA - a Jewish upholsterer and Edgardo's father.
MARIANNA MORTARA - Edgardo's mother.
PIUS IX - the Pope.
BRIGADIER AUGOSTINO - a Papal policeman.
A CLOAKED FIGURE - messenger.
FATHER FELETTI - an Inquisitor.
FATHER SARRA - a Rector.
SABATINO SCAZZOCCHIO - a Jewish leader.
CARDINAL ANTONELLI - Papal Secretary of State
ANNA MORISI - a servant.
SISTER KATRINA - an instructor in the House of the Catechumens.
SISTER MARY JOAN - a French sister.
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Two male actors play Edgardo and Solomone. All other characters are played by two males and two females with obvious costume changes.