The Curing Room

Author: David Ian Lee

The Curing Room

Description: The true story of seven NKVD officers imprisoned nude & possessionless in the basement of a monastery in Nazi occupied Poland.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 10/19/2011
Content Advisory: Contains nudity, intense and brutal violence, and strong language
1 Act, 90 Minutes
0 Females, 7 Males

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Keywords: Anti-War · Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Drama · Fight Sequences · Historical · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Religion and Spirituality · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Tearjerker · True Stories · War

Original Production Information

The Curing Room was presented as a staged reading at Manhattan Theatre Source on August 22, 2011, as part of The Writer’s Forum Reading Series.  The cast was as follows:

James Comtois – Drossov
David Crommett - Sukeruk
Stephen Heskett - Nikolov
Michael Markham – Ehrenberg
Gus Schulenburg – Poleko
Brian Silliman - Kozlov
Isaiah Tanenbaum – Yegerov

Stage Directions were read by Kristen Vaughan.
The reading was directed by Pete Boisvert.