1940s

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  • Megan Terry

    Description

    Simone Weil, a French girl of Jewish extraction whose death in 1943 was caused primarily by self-imposed starvation, is the subject of this striking theatrical exploration into the nature of faith and spirituality... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 16 total (6 female, 10 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 120 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Richard Nelson

    Description

    Set against the chaotic aftermath of World War II, this play intimately explores the fragility of family relationships... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 7 total (4 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Single Set
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Michael McGuire

    Description

    Chicago, 1940. In the first act, Thomas, a successful playwright, his brother, Hal, with his wife, Helen, and son, Tom, wait out a storm in the playwright's luxurious apartment... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 7 total (3 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Single Set
    Contemporary Costumes
  • $15.00
    Ruth Wolff
    $15.00

    Description

    It is a few years after the end of World War II. Billy Maitland, a young wheelchair-bound ex-Army Corporal is the sole remaining patient in a VA hospital when a new patient, Flight Commander Simon Trevelyan, arrives — accompanied by his American ex-WAAF wife... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 4 total (1 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • $15.95
    Richard Nelson
    $15.95

    Description

    Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's LA RONDE, JITTERBUGGING: SCENES OF SEX IN A SOCIETY is set in 1947... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00
    Michael Brady
    $15.00

    Description

    The play chronicles the selfless acts of Janusz Korczak, the teacher and director. Korczak strove to give the children of the Warsaw Ghetto a sense of normalcy despite the horrific conditions and eventually chose to leave with them for the Treblinka death camp... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 13 total (4 female, 9 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
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    Tom Jacboson
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    In 1948, Los Angeles Tribune reporter Hisaye Yamamoto puts her job at risk when she joins forces with civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin to desegregate Bimini Baths.


    Production Info

    Cast: 4 total (1 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    Neal Bell
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC takes place on a troop ship at the end of World War II. The ship's captain is haunted by the death of his son in battle, and the young marines under his command are terrified and restless as they are stalked by an invisible enemy.


    Production Info

    Cast: 9 total (9 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    Mac Wellman
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    TWO SEPTEMBER is set in post-WWII Vietnam, when Ho Chi Minh had visions of a free country and a newly formed House UnAmerican Affairs Committee blacklisted a young, female American writer who believed in truth, justice, and a humane social order.


    Production Info

    Cast: 7 total (4 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 75 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Contemporary Costumes
  • $11.95$15.00
    Roma Greth
    $11.95$15.00

    Description

    This gem of a play evokes the days of youth and innocence as young Americans were being shipped off to World War II.


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 95 minutes)
    Single Set
    Contemporary Costumes
  • $15.00$15.95
    Bryn Magnus
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    WORLD SET FREE is the story of the top-secret race to produce the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (3 female, 5 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Robert Patrick

    Description

    Bill and Bob entertain young troops who are to be sent overseas to fight. They keep photo albums and correspond as often as possible... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 3 total (3 male)
    Short Comedy (about 45 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes