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The White Crow

Donald Freed
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Adolph Eichmann in Jerusalem for the trial of the century.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Forty-nine years ago next Monday a certain Ricardo Klement, living obscurely in Buenos Aires, was identified by a group of Nazi-hunters as the man responsible for arranging the transport of millions of European Jews to the death camps. His true name was Adolf Eichmann. He was smuggled out of the country — illegally, but only diplomatic pedants protested — and in Jerusalem he was tried, found guilty of crimes hitherto thought unimaginable, hanged, cremated and his ashes dropped into the sea. It is all too easy to call such men evil and leave it at that, but so many questions then remain unanswered, including the fundamental one of ‘How did this person come to commit such crimes?’ Donald Freed’s gripping drama, subtitled ‘Eichman in Jerusalem,’ presents us with an attempt to understand … The trial is still months ahead; what Freed shows us is an exploration of his state of mind by a Dr Baum … Some people, Freed argues, will always defend their crimes by playing the obeying-orders card, which gives Eichmann’s statement — ‘I am guilty only in the eyes of God’ — an unnervingly contemporary ring.” —Jeremy Kingston, The Times

“Donald Freed is a writer of blazing imagination, courage and insight. His work is a unique and fearless marriage of politics and art. I take my hat off to him.” —Harold Pinter

“The play’s unapologetically political author, Donald Freed, has made a career of hunting out horror as well as humanity in an age that seems bent on self-destruction.” —Los Angeles Times

“We are in the presence of an outstanding dramatic artist, one of huge intelligence, political daring and theatrical imagination.” —The Gate Theatre, Dublin

About the Author


  • Donald Freed

    Donald Freed was awarded the 2006 Pen Drama Prize for his DEVIL'S ADVOCATE. Mr. Freed's plays, prizes, books, and films include INQUEST (directed by Alan Schneider); SECRET HONOR (directed by Robert Altman); CIRCE & BRAVO (with Faye Dunaway, directed by Harold Pinter); THE QUARTERED MAN; ALFRED AND VICTORIA (A LIFE); VETERANS DAY (with Jack Lemmon and Michael Gambon); THE WHITE CROW: EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM. Three Rockefeller Awards; two Louis B. Mayer Awards; Unicorn Prize; Gold Medal Award; Berlin Critics Award; NEA Award for "Distinguished Writing," Hollywood Critics Award; Jonathan R. Reynolds Prize. AGONY IN NEW HAVEN; EXECUTIVE ACTION (novel and film with Dalton Trumbo and Mark Lane); THE GLASSHOUSE TAPES; THE SPYMASTER (Book of the Month); IN SEARCH OF COMMON GROUND (with Erik Erikson, Kai Erikson, Huey P. Newton); THE EXISTENTIALISM OF ALBERTO MORAVIA (with Joan Ross); DEATH IN WASHINGTON: THE MURDER OF ORLANDO LETELIER. Donald Freed is a guest artist at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and at York Theatre Royal, York, England. He is an honorary member of the Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles. Upcoming plays include THE EINSTEIN PLAN with James Cromwell in Winter 2010; 1951-2006 at the Los Angeles Theater Center in Spring 2010; and to be announced, HAMLET (IN REHEARSAL), the American premiere by York Theatre Royal. Recent publications include PATIENT NO. 1 (Broadway Play Publishing); HAMLET (IN REHEARSAL), Broadway Play Publishing; EVERY THIRD HOUSE, Penmarin Books; and AGONY IN NEW HAVEN, Figueroa Press. Mr. Freed's plays are being produced in Italy, France and England in 2010 and 2011, including THE WHITE CROW: EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, and THE EINSTEIN PLAN.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/1/2010
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881454710

Special Notes

Special Notes

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The White Crow is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


4/7/2018 – 4/7/2018
The Alternative Truth Project
La Crosse, WI