937: Voyage of the Doomed

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The play tells the story of a Jewish family’s attempt to escape war-torn Europe aboard the passenger liner SS St. Louis. The title refers to the 937 passengers onboard the ship, 900 of which were Jewish. Milligan uses coats and shadow play to silently portray a father trying to shelter his son from the desperation of their plight.
Format: Short play
Running time: 30 minutes


Original or Prominent Production: Presented by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre Company at the Atlantic Fringe Festival, Halifax, Canada, 2013.
Original Source Material: The voyage of the St. Louis, 1939.
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Original Language: English
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