Distant Survivors


Conceived and adapted for the stage by director June Prager, Distant Survivors is based on poetry by William Heyen. The time is 1990 as an American of German descent visits Germany, where he is haunted by memories and phantoms of a Nazi soldier and Jewish Holocaust survivors. This work confronts the ignorance, bigotry, and brutality that fueled the Holocaust and the rising chorus of racial hate rhetoric of today.
Format: Poetic drama
Cast Size: 4M/1F
Character breakdown

Man — 40’s, American of German descent
Caretaker — 50’s, Eastern European Jewish survivor
Soldier — 30’s, Nazi soldier
Man2 — 60’s, German Jewish survivor
Woman — 50’s, Eastern European Jewish survivor


Original Source Material: Poetry books by William Heyen.
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Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Mirage Theatre Company