Aristides: the Outcast Hero

Author(s): Alice de Sousa
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux in 1940, saved millions of lives during the Holocaust by illegally creating an escape route from France through Spain into Portugal, which was used by some 1 million people during World War II. He was looked down upon as a rebel in his government, but to others, he is a hero who saved many lives during the war.
Cast Size:12M/5F
Running Time: 2 hours
Character breakdown:

Barman
The woman
Seabra
Aristides
Angelina
Fernanda
Joana
José
Davenport
Synek
Villand
Andrée
LaPorte
Rabbi Chaim Kruger
Pedro Nuno
Degenfeld
Oulmont 

Notes:

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Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Galleon Theatre Company, London, January 2009.
Original Source Material: True story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes.
Nationality of Author: Portuguese
Original Language: English
Experience(s) Chronicled: Resistance | Liberation | Righteous Gentiles | Escape

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