Rocket City, Alabam’

Author(s): Mark Saltzman
Deals with the aftermath of the Holocaust in America through the story of the former Nazi scientist Wernher Von Braun being brought to Hunstville, Alabama by the American military to oversee the conversion of a rocket/missile program that was formerly used against the allies but now would be developed to benefit America’s defense against Communist nuclear threat. Featuring songs from the American South that at that time was still highly segregated, the play juxtaposes the need to integrate former Nazis into Hunstville’s community, including its Jewish citizens, while the South still failed to provide equality to its African American people.
Format: Drama with songs
Cast Size:6M/3F

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, April 2008
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Publisher:

Samuel French

Production Rights Holder:

Samuel French

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