Damien (play)

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Damien is a 1976 one person show about Catholic missionary Father Damien, by Aldyth Morris. The play was originally performed in Hawaii in by Terence Knapp and has had numerous professional and amateur productions since that time.

The play is set in 1936 when Damien's body is being transported from Molokai to his native Belgium. Damien's story is retold through a series of flashbacks.

Damien featuring Terence Knapp was broadcast nationally on PBS in the United States in 1978 and again in 1986 on American Playhouse. The broadcast received a number of recognitions including a Peabody Award.

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