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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
For the Love of a Leica - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

For the Love of a Leica

Read the Play (minus the ending)

8M / 1F

Based on a True Story

Playing Time:  Approximately 90 Minutes

For the love of a Leica, a Jewish family is exiled from their home in Brest, Poland amidst the chaos of World War II.  Moishe Rose, a professional photographer continues to eke out a meager living for his wife, Esther, and their 12-year-old son, Chaim despite the strict oversight of the occupying Russian forces. Leonid Spasskii, Colonel of the State Security, becomes obsessed with Moishe’s Leica camera.  When Moishe refuses to sell the camera, Spasskii has him arrested and sent to the gulag. Despite relinquishing the camera, Esther and Chaim are exiled to Kirovka, Kazakhstan. There they barely survive in their small shelter over two frigid winters until Moishe miraculously appears at the door.  Over time, Moishe gains a better position and Chaim proves himself a burgeoning young chemist, creating ink from surplus supplies which the family uses to barter for goods and services. When news arrives that all the remaining families in Brest have been killed, the family discovers that the Colonel’s love of the Leica unwittingly proved their salvation. This uplifting coming of age story, loosely based on a family memoir, truly transcends time. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application. 

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees