Timeless Night: Viktor Frankl meets Edith Stein
by Elizabeth Clark-Stern
Late in the Spring of the Second World War. Two “troublemakers” are thrown together in an old storage shed in Auschwitz: Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist who is making notes on the book he will write if he survives the camp, and Edith Stein, a Jewish philosopher/author who defied her family to become a nun. With the dawn comes Liberation, or Extermination. They make a contract for comedy, but the reality of their characters, and their deep curiosity about each other, draw them again and again, to reveal their ideas, their joys, and the deepest longing of their souls.
Elizabeth Clark-Stern is a psychotherapist, screenwriter, and playwright. Her produced teleplays include All I Could See From Where I Stood, Help Wanted, and Having Babies II. Her play, Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung was performed at the International Jungian Congress in South Africa, and for the Archetypal Theater Company in New Orleans. In 2013, On the Doorstep of the Castle: A Play of Teresa of Avila and Alma de Leon was performed at the International Jungian Congress in Copenhagen. Timeless Night premiered in 2014 in Seattle.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: il piccolo editions; First edition (June 17, 2014)