Black Angel


Martin Engel is an ex-SS officer who has been tried, convicted, and then freed after serving his term for the massacre of over 200 Jews in a small French village. He returns to the village, where the play is set, hoping to live his life out in peace. Engel reveals that he served out of duty not out of a commitment to Nazism and that while he did not give the orders for the massacre, he recognizes his guilt. At the climax of the play, Engel does not resist those villagers who have come to murder him.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size: 10M/1F


Original or Prominent Production: Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1978
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Original Language: English

Dramatists Play Service, 1984

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Dramatists Play Service