The Informer

Author(s): Bertolt Brecht
Set in the living room of a middle class family on a Sunday afternoon in the late 1930s, Brecht describes his play as “a dramatic sketch of family life as it is today in the new Hiter’s Germany.” A teacher and his wife are terrified that their son, a member of the Hitler Youth, will turn them in for their negative statements about the Nazism. They are even fearful that their maid, also a committed Nazi, will inform on them. The teacher attempts to find ways to make his actions more politically acceptable.
Format: Short Play/Drama
Cast Size:1M/2F/1 boy

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Nationality of Author: German
Original Language: German
Publisher:

Samuel French

Production Rights Holder:

Samuel French

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