Letters to an Alien


A teenage girl, Hannah, is sent to spend time with her grandfather in the hope that she will learn about her Jewish heritage. Her grandfather, a camp survivor, is reluctant to recount his experiences and she has no interest in learning. Aliens arrive on earth to investigate—they uncover the grandfather's painful memories and aid Hannah in better understanding her heritage by transporting her back to Poland in 1943. Only then does Hannah truly comprehend her grandfather's past.
Format: One-act play
Cast Size: 6M/2F; high school



Robert Caisley was born in Rotherham, England, but lives in the U.S. He is Associate Professor of Theatre, Head of the Performance Area, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho.

Original or Prominent Production: Mad Horse Theatre, Portland, ME
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Original Language: English
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Dramatic Publishing Company

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