Watch on the Rhine
6 men, 5 women, 2 boys: 13 total
A powerful and moving play by one of our most celebrated writers. A great success in both New York and London when first produced and when revived on Broadway.
Book/Item: WATCH ON THE RHINE
Book Type: DPS
FEE: $75 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: The piano and vocal music for this play is available through the Play Service for $5.00, plus shipping and handling. Groups authorized to produce the play may use these without payment of a music fee.
THE STORY: Concerns an idealistic German who, with his American wife and two children, flees Hitler's Germany and finds sanctuary with his wife's family in the United States. He hopes for a respite from the dangerous work in which he has been involved, but his desire for personal safety soon comes into conflict with the deeply held beliefs that have made him an active anti-Nazi. In the end his conscience cannot be compromised, and he returns to Germany and the resistance movement—and to what will be, most certainly, his ultimate destruction. Told in compelling, human terms, the play is an eloquent and stirring tribute to the brave men and women who, despite all odds, struggled early on to stem the tide of fascism which was soon to spread throughout Europe and the world.