Barabbas

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Black Comedy
Tragedy
Subject:
Capitalism
Corruption
Hypocrisy
Prostitution

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A comic revenge tragedy inspired by Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta. the play takes place  in the 16th century in a small Italian town where the entire populace, from the chief of police to the whores on the street, follow Machiavelli’s realpolitik teachings. Barabbas is a wealthy Jewish merchant whose entire fortune is confiscated by corrupt government officials and hew vows to exact his revenge.

The characters

Female:2 Male:8 Total:10

Barabbas – Jewish merchant

Abigail – His daughter

Idris – Assistant to Barabbas

Francesco – Mayor

Ludvico – Francesco’s son

Giuliano – Mafia representative

Garibaldi – War hero

Bella Mia – Prostitute

Poliziotto – Head of police

Avvocato – Attorney

Productions

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2018 Yiddishpiel director: Mor Leedor

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