The challenge for Day 23 of 29 Plays Later was to write a play in a different language (with a as bonus challenge to put in a surprise ending).

Now, I’ve seen how rabid fans of Game of Thrones get about spoilers, and someone recently let slip to me the bombshell about the new Star Wars film – THANKS, RICH (I can’t believe Jar Jar Binks is dead). So I’ll give you the link and then we’ll have an image of some soldiers and below that the spoiler text to read afterwards or instead.

Day 23 – Ein Vereinigtes Königreich (A United Kingdom) –  Complete text in German followed by English translation. For English language performance, possibly start in nonsense German and ‘fade’ into English.

23_-_EIN_VEREINIGTES_KOENIGREICH_-_AJ_DEHANY (pdf, 21pp, min 3 actors)

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***SPOILERS***

You got it! It’s a counterfactual history in which Germany won the First World War. The title refers to the German Empire rather than Great Britain. By all means ‘comment’ below and let me know at what point you figured it out. There’s kind of a punchline ending I’m not convinced would work on stage so I might need to add a fifth scene. My original idea for an ending was to have some big event that was the same in both timelines – both our timeline where the Allies won WW1 and the fictional timeline where the Central Powers won. There was still a Second World War but it was probably started by the depleted France and didn’t last very long. Possibly the fifth scene could be on 9/11. In fact, I might do that. Why didn’t I think of that sooner? Damn. Or, as we say in England: Ach, scheisse!

Day 23 – Ein Vereinigtes Königreich (A United Kingdom) – Complete text in German followed by English translation. For English language performance, possibly start in nonsense German and ‘fade’ into English.

23_-_EIN_VEREINIGTES_KOENIGREICH_-_AJ_DEHANY (pdf, 21pp, min 3 actors)

Tschüss, aj.

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