A Message from Arnold Mittelman After a career in not-for-profit and commercial theater spanning more than 40 years I was honored in 2007 to found the National Jewish Theater / Foundation and in 2010 to assume leadership of its Holocaust Theater International...
THIS SIDE OF ETERNITY: THE KRISTALLNACHT STORY
7m (one a pre-teen boy), 3f (one a young teen girl)
MARTIN HOTTL: (30s-40s) A Christian shoe-repairman who is conflicted between complicity with the Nazis in order to save his failing business and exerting the individuality he secretly believes in. Has a wild sense of humor that’s almost been driven from him by the hardness of the world.
EMMI HOTTL: (30s-40s) A woman struggling with her duties as a faithful German wife to MARTIN while protecting her son from the intolerance and bigotry infecting their home.
JONUS HOTTL: The loving, 12-year-old son of MARTIN and EMMI. A poet trying to find his way and please his father in a world where his instincts for creative free thought are discouraged.
JOZEF PAC’ZYNSKI: (30s-40s) A successful, Jewish widower and MARTIN’s closest friend from university. Rapidly losing faith in humankind, he is bitter and intolerant, unable to see the rigidity of the Nazi’s in himself.
MISKELL PAC’ZYNSKI: The 14-year-old narcissistic daughter of JOZEF who wants nothing more than to be famous and admired. Exploring her burgeoning sexuality.
ERICH KEHRL: (early 20’s) A playboy bookkeeper who uses the excitement of the party for a sense of identity while not fully committing himself to its ends.
MARLENE LUFT: (early 20’s) An independent spirit struggling with the boredom and emptiness of unemployment. Sees through the propaganda of the Nazis.
LEOPOLD REMER: (late 20’s) An arrogant, low-ranking SS member who believes in the unifying value of Nazi ideology.
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