Teru’ah – Jewish political drama script
How to sow the seeds of a Jewish genocide? It’s a tricky business of course and in Teru’ah it is a business that seems to have taken over the world… or in this case the world that matters. For the seeds of Jewish genocide require the world’s utmost attention. For the Jewish question is a question of everything; a question of Israel, a question for all time, a question of all people and a question of the state of our very own minds.
The real question that these people ask is this: What is a Jew? Not who. What. A simple word that takes the soul or humanity out of the equation. And as in life, this two act drama untangles this question and many others to leave us with the most important one:
What counts as genocide?
Teru’ah is a alternate history play script set in a post 9-11 world that examines the age old question of how genocide can come to pass. It also explores the fictional situation in which Israel is a power that the rest of the world is beginning to rebel against. An explosive script that deals with events leading up to a new world war.
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Author: David Greenberg
Type: Two act play
Genre: Jewish Political drama script
Cast: Cast of eleven. Main Characters: 4 – M, 3 – F
Ages of the actors: All adult, a few in their twenties, but most in their forties or fifties
Suitable for: PG 12 (Language)
Length: Two hours
Set: The stage is arranged with tables and chairs to accommodate a variety of similar scenes: Morton’s apartment, Zak’s apartment, the faculty lounge, an office etc. The front of the stage has a street lamp at one end. Sometimes we will meet on the street.
Level of difficulty: 8/10 – a challenging play that builds in political tension and deals with an uncomfortable subject matter.
Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script
Copyright © January 2017 David Greenberg and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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