The Stranger Within
by Mike Lees
This full length play chronicles the tragedy that befell the Christian Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 when a decision was taken by the government to round up all the Armenians living in Turkey and deport them. Hundreds of thousands of Armenians died in the process. This event is the background to a love story between a Turkish soldier and a young Armenian woman.
Although the events described happened over 100 years ago, the play is relevant to our own times as Christians in many parts of the world are attacked, tortured and hounded out of their homes.
The play has a cast of 6, 3 men and 3 women, and is simple to stage.