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“Hitler Was a House Painter”

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Roth, Dan (American playwright, actor, 1941-____), “Hitler Was a House Painter,”

a 45-minute drama in English, set in a small house in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 1994,


•  © 2002 by Dan Roth; in Dan Roth’s Hitler Was a House Painter (Spiritwood, Saskatchewan, Canada: One Act Play Depot, 2002);  •  script/rights available from One Act Play Depot, Spiritwood, Saskatchewan S0J 2M0, Canada, telephone (home) 306-883-3130, fax 775-249-8151, http://www.oneactplays.net/; contact Dan Roth via e-mail danroth@oneactplays.net.  •  Cited by Fraser MacFarlane, via ftp, October 26, 2002; Roth says,

§  Dramatis Personae Ira (m), 70, Jew originally from the Bronx borough of New York City, casually dressed and, seemingly, unflappable; Steve (m), 51, open-faced painter in crisp white coveralls, at a time in his life when he has started to search for answers to questions that have plagued him since he was a child.

§  Synopsis “An older, Jewish veteran and a widowed house painter meet and bond beneath the backdrop of World War II.

§  Comment “This story is filled with humor and pathos. One scene, no special requirements.  •  Premiered by First Stage, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.”

§  Themes anti-Semitism, baseball, painting, Hitler (Adolf Hitler, Nazi dictator of Germany, born in Austria, chancellor 1933-1945, dictator 1934-1945), World War II.

See also Dan Roth’s

  • Incredible Rump,” a 15-minute comedy in English, set in an automobile showroom, 2002, 2m
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