Commandant

Author(s): Frederic Morton
A duel for survival between a concentration camp inmate's skills as an actor and the Commandant's cunning. Leaving aside the contest between two religious ideas, which is integrated into the physical action of the Commandant, this is the dramatic spine: the inmate actor bears a certain resemblance to the Commandant; and in the last days before the liberation of the concentration camp, the Commandant forces the inmate to impersonate him in order to facilitate the Commandant's escape. But the inmate’s acting talent turns this ruse into the Commandant's doom.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size:4M/2F
Character breakdown:

Concentration camp Commandant
Commandant’s wife
Famous Jewish actor inmate
Actor’s wife
Actor’s son
Swiss Consul in Vienna

Snapshot

Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Frederic Morton

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