Mrs. Feuerstein

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Set in the 1960s, Mrs. Feuerstein, a creative writing teacher at a private school, confronts the painful legacy of the Holocaust. Vulnerable and on the verge of a psychotic break, she becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, and writes a play where she imagines herself in an unusual relationship with a German couple. Ideas of revenge and expiation manifest into an unusual sexual attraction, as the underdog seeks the role of tormentor and the oppressor seeks forgiveness.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 3M/3F
Character breakdown

Adele Feuerstein
Max Wohl
Freida Wohl
Dr. Samuelson
Dr. Baum
Jane

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Original or Prominent Production: Mrs. Feuerstein was first presented at 2100 Square Feet Theatre, Los Angeles, on July 28, 2001.
Original Source Material: Mednick was inspired by a photograph of a glamorous German couple he came across in the book Hitler’s Willing Executioners. The photo was of Frieda Wohl eating finger sandwiches and sipping champagne while watching her husband Max, a member of an SS execution squad stationed in Poland, butcher 50 Jewish men in a town square.
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Original Language: English
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