Goodbye Marianne

Based on the playwright’s experience as a child in Nazi Germany immediately after Kristallnacht, 1938. Marianne finds one day that she is no longer permitted to attend school. She meets Ernst, a boy staying in her apartment building while on holiday in Berlin. She finds out he is a member of the Hitler Youth and Ernst realizes that Marianne is Jewish. They argue and she fears their friendship is over. Marianne’s father is in hiding from the Gestapo, and her mother tries to protect her from the reality of their circumstances. Through Kindertransport, Marianne is able to escape to Canada. Before she leaves, Ernst gives her a gift, which renews her faith in humanity and gives her hope for the future.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size:2M/2F; 1 boy/2 girls
Running Time: 55 minutes

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Original or Prominent Production:
Premiere at the Carousel Theatre in Vancouver.
Nationality of Author: Canadian | German
Original Language: English
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Dramatic Publishing

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