From Out of the Night

In 1939 SIGMUND FREUD is dying of cancer in exile in London. He’s contacted by LENI who has also escaped Nazi Germany.  She has developed a maddening mental compulsion. Its roots lay in events that occurred in 1934 on the day she escaped, leaving behind her former boss and the love of her life--Communist maritime boss ALBERT WALTER-- to face SS interrogator KRAUS.

The play dramatizes those events and their aftermath.   But also deals with questions around the insanity of ideology and whether civilizations (and individuals within them ) are ultimately doomed to destroy themselves.

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REBIRTH

In the not too distant future, the Christian Right has successfully eroded the separation of Church and State in America. Congress has passed laws limiting non-Christian influences in the media. In order to avoid being relegated to a tiny one percent quota of Jewish writers, two Hollywood screenwriters undergo  Bible Study classes and a conversion process called REBIRTH with harrowing results.