Historical Figure

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    Ruth Wolff
    $15.00

    Description

    Why, having become Queen in childhood, would Christina of Sweden give up the throne? Confused about her sexual identity and religious beliefs, and thwarted in love, she decides to abdicate, convert to Catholicism, and throw herself, for life, on the hospitality of the Vatican... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 10 total (4 female, 6 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 140 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • 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
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    Karen Sunde
    $11.95$15.00

    Description

    On the eve of his departure from Paris, Benjamin Franklin and his French contemporaries avoid goodbyes by engaging in charades and parlor games... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (1 female, 5 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 110 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
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    Tom Jacobson
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    Christopher Marlowe, sixteenth-century author, was murdered at the age of 29. This tragicomedy speculates that his death was tied to his scandalous play about the relationship between Jesus and the disciple John.


    Production Info

    Cast: 3 total (3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 105 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
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    A R Gurney
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    BIG BILL captures tennis player William Tilden's turbulent life in a series of scenes that shift back and forth in time... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 5 total (1 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Single Set
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Constance Congdon

    Description

    The life of Casanova as told through the scintillating prism of Constance Congdon's imagination... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 13 total (6 female, 7 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 180 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
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    Charles Evered
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    The often hilarious, bawdy, and adventuresome story of Celadine, coffeehouse proprietor, writer, and sometime spy, during the reign of Charles II in London.


    Production Info

    Cast: 5 total (2 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 100 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
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    Richard Nelson
    $15.95

    Description

    On the deck of his flagship, the expedition commander addresses his men, his voice rising in stirring peroration: "Let us all be new men! Born today! This minute! And with only one purpose in mind! To push forward to triumph! To push forward — to Japan!" That Columbus had a clearer sense of destiny than destination is, even without the facile irony of hindsight, emblematic of the confusion of motives and expectations that inspired him and his companions to undertake their epoch-making voyage... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 18 total (2 female, 16 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 210 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $11.95
    Richard Nelson
    $11.95

    Description

    The country you love and the values it represents are being destroyed by a misguided leader. You can continue to live in relative comfort by not involving yourself, or you can take action to save the democracy you love... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (2 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 140 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
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    Donald Freed
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    DEVIL'S ADVOCATE captures an agonizing struggle between General Manuel Noriega and Archbishop Laboa on Christmas Eve, Panama, 1989... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 2 total (2 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary Costumes
  • $15.00$35.00
    Adam Long
    $15.00$35.00

    Description

    A fast-paced musical comedy in which a cast of five Dickens devotees bring hundreds of his best-loved characters to life in 90 minutes of madcap Dickensian mayhem... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 5 total (5 female, 5 male, or any combination of males and females totaling 5)
    Full Length Comedy (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00
    Ruth Wolff
    $15.00

    Description

    The sweep of Eleanor's entire life — from her early marriage to Louis VII, King of France, through her marriage to Henry II of England, to her imprisonment, reign and death — is encompassed in this action-packed, highly literate drama... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 16 total (5 female, 11 male, doubling possible)
    Full Length Drama (about 140 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • $15.00
    Ruth Wolff
    $15.00

    Description

    As the 19th century moves into the 20th century, the Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi struggles to hold together the proud ancient Chinese empire, which is being assaulted by foreign nations and the technological advances of the age... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (3 female, 5 male, optional extras: court attendants)
    Full Length Drama (about 130 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
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    Owen S Rackleff
    $11.95$15.00

    Description

    The first celebrity chef, Auguste Escoffier is revealed in all his culinary glory in this delightful one-man show.


    Production Info

    Cast: 1 total (1 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 75 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary Costumes
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    Betty Shamieh
    $15.00$15.95

    Description

    Inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Under the guidance of Senenmut, her female lover, Hatshepsut usurps the throne from her son-in-law, Thutmose III... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 7 total (4 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes