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My Brother's Gift (one-act version)

inspired by true events

Written By: Claudia Haas
Length: 40-50 minutes
Cast Size: 5-15 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 3M, 2 any)
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Adaptation, Historical
Synopsis:
Based on the remarkable true story of Heinz Geiringer -- neighbor and friend of Anne Frank -- we follow the story of a young artist and loving brother living in unconscionable circumstances. A trained musician at only 15 and now forced to live in hiding and silence, Heintz turns to painting and poetry to express his everyday terror but hope of the future. Through Heinz's inspired paintings, nostal...Read More

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Product specification details
Genre Drama
Sub-genre Adaptation, Historical
Length Type One-Act
Theme Historical, Family, Social Significance
Cast Size 5-15 actors (suggested casting: 5F, 3M, 2 any)
Approx. Running Time 40-50 minutes
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Based on the remarkable true story of Heinz Geiringer -- neighbor and friend of Anne Frank -- we follow the story of a young artist and loving brother living in unconscionable circumstances. A trained musician at only 15 and now forced to live in hiding and silence, Heintz turns to painting and poetry to express his everyday terror but hope of the future. Through Heinz's inspired paintings, nostalgic love of life, and his sister Eva's remembrances, we are shown the power of art to offer hope and healing.

A full-length version of this play is also available.

A list of educational and classroom resources for this play is available below

High-resolution photos of Heinz’s paintings are available below to use as projections in the play.

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  • CHAIR OF UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY THEATRE DEPT.

    An Illuminating New Drama

    The writing is rich and I believe school theatre programs will be eager to embrace this illuminating new drama.
    – Dr. John Newman, Chair, Utah Valley University Department of Theatrical Arts

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