Kolbe’s Gift

Author(s): David Gooderson
The story of Maximilian Kolbe, a gifted Franciscan priest who offered to take the place of Franek Gajowniczek, a Polish soldier interned in an underground bunker in Auschwitz, 1941. Kolbe died in the soldier’s place. He was canonized in 1982 and declared a martyr of charity.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size:7
Notes:

See also David Gooderson’s website.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
First performed by the New Farnham Repertory Actors’ Company, 2006; October 1–5 2013, produced by Ten Ten Theatre and performed at The Leicester Square Theatre, London, UK.
Original Source Material: The author’s interviews with historian and Auschwitz survivor, Dr. Jósef Garlinski; and based entirely on factual evidence from extensive research in the UK, Poland and the U.S.
Nationality of Author: English
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

David Gooderson, contact The Sharland Organisation

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