The Night Witch by Clint Ward
This play reveals the exciting story of how the Russian military accepted the demand from women pilots to participate in the defence of their mother country in 1942. Most of the wartime nations employed women pilots only in non-combat roles but in Russia they were allowed to engage the enemy. Three regiments were formed involving women and one was entirely staffed by them. They were the night bombers the Germans called The Night Witches. This play is their story and it is a tale of brave young women in wartime.
Keywords: witches, war, women pilots, Ukraine, forest, wreckage
Run time: 80 minutes
Suitable for school productions
Cast size: 4 actors
Female roles: 2
Male roles: 1
Musician roles: 1
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