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Author:Roxanne Ray
ICWP Member?:Yes
Nearest Large City:Seattle
Country:United States
Play Title:The Silence of the Sea (adaptation)
Runtime:31-60 minutes
Synopsis:This two-act “dramatic narrative” adaptation of Jean Brüller’s novella "La Silence de la Mer" (as translated by Cyril Connolly in 1944) opens as Werner von Ebrennac, a German military officer, arrives to be quartered at the home of the Uncle and his Niece, in Nazi-occupied France. The Uncle and his Niece wordlessly agree to remain silent in the presence of Werner, despite his attempts to make conversation and to promulgate his way of thinking. Werner describes his vision for a loving “marriage” between Germany and France, against the backdrop of this French home occupied by two German troopers, who not only help narrate the story in presentational style, but also express their disdain for Werner’s conciliatory dreams.
Max. Cast:5
Min. Cast:5
Theme:French Resistance in World War II
Web Page:http://www.RoxanneRay.net
First Name:Roxanne
Last Name:Ray