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A cast of three actors create an ensemble of over eighty characters in Lebensraum. Israel Horovitz's daring comic-drama is based on the premise that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to relocate in Germany, with promises of citizenship and employment. The play follows an out of work Jewish dock-worker from Massachusetts to Bremerhaven, an Auschwitz survivor who returns to Berlin to find the woman who betrayed his family to the Nazis, a young German girl who falls in love with a teenaged Jewish American "new citizen," and scores of others. Ultimately, Lebensraum explores the roots of WWII, and the terrifying possibility that history may well repeat itself in our time.

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