A DIFFERENT WAY TO DIE by Lynn Brittney
CAST: 2 women (aged 40+ and 20+), 2 men (both aged 50+).
SET: A sparse, modern hotel room in Israel. I taped-over window. I entrance/exit.
TECHNICAL: * Basic lighting.
APPROX. RUNNING TIME: 35 minutes.
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This play was originally published by Samuel French and has won many awards for amateur actors in festivals. Anna Gruber is a Holocaust survivor who has applied to emigrate to the newly-created State of Israel. But first she must submit to the ordeal of an interview and psychological assessment by a psychiatrist. While waiting for the doctor she is left in the company of Magda, a young Israeli whose prejudice against Jews from Europe is patently clear. However, when Dr.Feldmann arrives and the interview proceeds, Anna’s experiences under the Nazis is not what was expected, and the news that Anna’s husband survived the death camps and is in Israel too, brings about a crisis that alters everyone’s perception of life and death. A powerful and thoughtful drama about inhumanity.