FOUR CHILDREN by Mark Edelman

Heart-wrenching stories


FOUR CHILDREN City Stage at Union Station 2021 © Brian Paulette


Mark Edelman
2 F / 2 M
English text
2 versions:
65 minutes
40 minutes version for performance in high schools (students 13+)

Heart-wrenching stories based on the diary entries from teenagers who share their first-person accounts of life during the Holocaust and genocides in Armenia, Cambodia and Sarajevo. Their voices remind us that, without vigilance, tragedies like the ones they experienced can happen anywhere, anytime. Adapted from When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him (Cambodia), The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak (Poland), My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary by Nadja Halilbegovich (Sarajevo) and To the Desert: Pages from my Diary by Vahram Dadrian (Armenia). The play was originally performed with four actors and a solo cellist, though recorded tracks exists, so it can be performed without a live musician.

Request perusal copy HERE