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The Diaries
The Diaries
A 2002 finalist for the Helen Hayes Award—The Charles MacArthur Prize for Outstanding New Play

"Quirky and intriguing new drama." —Variety
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.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  D83
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  90
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Mystery
ISBN (10): 1583422323
Publication Date: 10/13/2004
Biographies
John Strand's plays include Tom Walker and Lovers and Executioners (Charles MacArthur Prize for Outstanding New Play, 1999), both commissioned by and premiered at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., and both published by Dramatic Publishing; The Diaries, commissioned by and premiered at Signature Theater, Arlington, Va., also published by Dramatic; Three Nights in Tehran, a comedy about the Iran-Contra affair; an ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the following regions:US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, U.K.
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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