Last Days of a Translator

Author(s): Marc Kornblatt
Brief synopsis: Set in New York city as the Berlin Wall is about to fall, the play revolves around  a Polish Holocaust survivor who works for a clothing important translating business correspondence. Consumed by the news from Europe, haunted by his past, his eyesight failing, he finds his world turned upside down when a young Midwesterner of German descent is hired as his assistant. Their tumultuous, wry relationship is offset by the play’s two female characters, one an office manager, the other a budding science fiction writer who offer comic relief and hope for the future.
Format: Full Length Drama
Cast Size:2M, 2W
Character breakdown:

Cast breakdown:
Samuel Isaacson, the translator, past 70
Ethel Wilkins, an office, 50s-60s
Richard Schmidt, a temporary typist, 20s
Leslie Green, an office worker, 20s

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Detroit Repertory
Nationality of Author: U.S. | Israeli
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Marc Kornblatt

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