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Mrs. Feuerstein

Set in the 1960s, Mrs. Feuerstein, a creative writing teacher at a private school, confronts the painful legacy of the Holocaust. Vulnerable and on the verge of a psychotic break, she becomes obsessed with the idea of revenge, and writes a play where she imagines herself in an unusual relationship with a German couple. Ideas of revenge and expiation manifest into an unusual sexual attraction, as the underdog seeks the role of tormentor and the oppressor seeks forgiveness.


This one-act drama examines the ethics of revenge. Anna, a Holocaust survivor confronts Stephania, a renowned Polish opera singer who betrayed Anna's family to the Nazis. When they meet face to face, Anna is in her forties and Stephania is an old woman. Anna faces the dilemma of whether to revenge the death of her parents.