Ariel Sharon, the Israeli Prime Minister, arrives in Hell, and finds himself in the company of a carpenter who is building endless coffins. Dressed in death camp clothes, the two men are soon joined by the Pope, who did nothing to help Jews during World War II. When suitcases arrive containing their worldly clothes, the carpenter is revealed to be Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi functionary responsible for transporting Jews to the camps. This is a play about the origin of the Israeli state. It asks, 'Why should the Palestinians have to pay for what Christian Europe did to the Jews?'

'[A]n impressive writing debut by de Suvero...who largely steers clear of the polemic that such subject matters can stir. It is undoubtedly a controversial and brave work that has already ruffled the attentions of some interested parties.' Gary Smith, The Daily Telegraph, Jan 24, 2005

  • drama/satire
  • 85
  • 3 total
  • 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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