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The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth
Winner of the AT&T OnStage Award

"Appealing and impassioned...dramatizes a fascinating chapter of Holocaust history while also examining the universal theme of how family bonds can sustain the spirit in harsh times." —Seattle Times

"Compelling and emotional ... The Book of Ruth is a moving experience filled with heart." —Woodinville Weekly
By Deborah Lynn Frockt.

Cast: 3m., 2w. Celebrating faith and community, family and continuity, The Book of Ruth is a poignant tale of love between generations. Separated from the rest of their family, Hannah and her granddaughter, Ruth, sit imprisoned in a Nazi internment camp, struggling each day to care for each other, to avoid the transports East and to stave off starvation. Amidst the despair of war, the two struggle to preserve their humanity, their culture—and each other. While Hannah perpetuates herself by sharing her many treasured recipes with Ruth, Ruth finds solace in drawing elaborate pictures which transport them both far from the confines of their prison. Ruth is desperate to feed her starving grandmother, but Hannah is focused only on nourishing her granddaughter's soul. Deeply moving and ultimately uplifting, The Book of Ruth was a winner of the prestigious AT&T On Stage award. Unit set, flexible staging. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  BA3
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  63
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583420770
Publication Date: 11/19/2001
Deborah Lynn Frockt's work has been seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre, Playhouse in the Square and Seattle Children's Theatre, among others. The Book of Ruth was the recipient of an AT&T Onstage® award. When I Grow Up, I'm Gonna Get Some Big Words—adapted from the writings of the Civil Rights Movement—recently premiered to critical ...More
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