Searching for a New Sunrise

by Robin Rice

What do we do when the past refuses to let the present move into the future? Five contemporary women find themselves bound in varying degrees to what happened to Eastern European Jews during World War II. Four of the women are second- and third-generation descendants of Holocaust victims. The fifth is a survivor herself. The protagonist in the play is losing her sense of identity in a debilitating way. She needs to know details of what happened to the survivor, her grandmother, or all will be lost. In desperation she reaches out to strangers and the stories unfold, the secrets are revealed. With varying degrees of success, the past is confronted and dealt with. Based on true stories and extensive interviews.

  • Cast Size: 5W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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