ALFRED LERSON – A lieutenant colonel of Luftwaffe Field Division, currently ortskommandant of Orvieto.Vivacious, intelligent, and quick-witted, he makes decisions easily, and can be self- confident to the point of presumption. He is cultured, fluent in French, English, and Latin. From his many years in the German military, he has formed habits which may be perceived as arrogant. He’s fifty.
FRANCESCO PIERI – Bishop of Orvieto since December, 1941, he is honest, sincere, of moral courage, and persistent. He is fluent in Latin, and a music lover with a particular affection for Bach. He is yielding, polite, a witty conversationalist, and an eloquent speaker. He rose quickly in the Catholic hierarchy, already in line for his position at the age of thirty-eight. He’s forty-two.
Translated into Italian by Andrea Brugnera, two simultaneous productions (one English, one Italian) presented by KaminaTeatro in Orvieto, Italy – June 2019
Approximately 85 minutes without an interval
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