Watch the August 2016 Winning Stage Play Reading.
DEATH SURPRISES THE EXECUTIONER Stage Play by E. Thomalen
Genre: History, Drama, War
The play opens and closes with scenes from the gulag where two prisoners discuss the relationship of leaders to followers. The central story of the play is about the rise and unexpected fall of Lavrenti P. Beria, the Soviet Minister of the Interior and State Security as well as master of the gulag system.
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1. What is your stage play about?
Death Surprises the Executioner takes place in the former Soviet Union during the purges of the 1930’s to the death of Stalin in 1953. It is a play that examines the relationship of leaders to the people in revolutionary times such as we now see in the…
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