Ernst Steiger, Haupsturmführer (SS) — A highly educated man. A true officer and a gentleman. Eloquent. Fair. Personable. Upper-class background with a strong sense of duty. He reports directly to to Der Gruppenführer.
Reverend Mother Immaculata –- A Sister of Saint Ludmila. Pragmatic. Hard- working. Educated. She is the Mother Superior of Saint Ludmila’s Infirmary in the small village of Libedec, south of Prague.
Frieda Tobanczyk, a Midwife – Polish. Gruff. Brash. A drinker and a chain- smoker.
Sister Agata –- An aging Sister of Saint Ludmila. Tough. Frank. Forthright. Puckish at times. She can get cranky when hungry, and has a sweet-tooth.
Doktor Hodža –- A banty-rooster of a man from the Hospital in Prague. He is the attending physician of Saint Ludmila’s, and a bit high-strung.
Otto Von Straub, Obersturmführer (SS) –- A boorish, pompous show-off with a forceful demeanor. He struggles to be high-class, but is not. Adjutant to Der Gruppenführer.
Korporal Franz Jaeger (SS-VT) – A sensitive young man who is a music student back home. He finds himself trapped within the Party-Line.
Leutnantin Gerta Meier, Wachführerin (DRK) – A military German Red Cross Head Nurse. A strict, severe woman, bearing the burden of her position and saddled with the Party-Line. She is fierce about her beliefs in the Fatherland, the Cause, and her work.
Jutta Mohr, Haupthelferin (DRK) –- A civilian German Red Cross Nurse. Serious. Dark. Stealth. Lean. Quiet. She is Gerta Meir’s number-one.
Trude Beck, Oberhelferin (DRK) — A civilian German Red Cross Nurse. Fair- haired. Zaftig. Robust. Friendly. Disingenuous. She is Gerta Meir’s number-two.
Lydi Groote, Assistierende Krankenschwester (BDM) – A volunteer Nursing Assistant. An innocent, but goofy, young lady from a small village nestled in the hills on the Belgium/German border. A country-bumpkin, she has a tendency to be clumsy, and has an odd guffaw. Pleasant, with strong optimism, and a constant positve attitude.
Der Gruppenführer, Das Reichsprotektor of Bohemia, Moravia und Sudetenland (SS) – Charming. Well-spoken. Lean. Charismatic, but lethal. The definitive CEO for the Third Reich who has total power over the Sudetenland.
A Concert Reading at STAGE II of the Town Players of New Canaan, Powerhouse Theater, New Canaan, CT – November 23 & November 24, 2019.
Approximately 110 minutes
Preview available here