Eli: A Mystery Play of the Sufferings of Israel [Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels]


A poetic, symbolic drama structured in the style of a medieval miracle play which deals with the search for the killer of the Jewish child Eli by one of God’s 36 hidden righteous individuals (in Hebrew Tzadikim Nistarim).
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 22M/11F



For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 94–101.

Original or Prominent Production: Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, 1981
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Original Language: German
English Language Translator: Christopher Holme

In Plays of the Holocaust: An International Anthology by Elinor Fuchs,  editor, Theatre Communications Group, 1993

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