Drama. By John Strand
Cast: 2m., 2w. (4 characters playing multiple roles.) A young man attempts to solve the mystery of his grandfather's past through his war diaries, written 60 years ago while he was stationed in Paris during World War Two. Grandfather was a religious and spiritual man, a celebrated novelist and scientist—and a Nazi officer. But are his diaries a work of fiction, deliberately calculated to prepare his defense for later generations? Or was he really the enlightened moralist he paints himself to be, an innocent bystander at the scene of a crime? Inspired by the life and journals of German author Ernst Junger (1895-1998). Questions of how and if we can interpret the past are raised in this gripping drama. Single set, multiple locations. Approximate running time: 2 hours.