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American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

  • 1.  American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-10-2019 23:05
    Hey there,

    I am thinking of producing CHICAGO (the high school version) next season and am looking for a play that might compliment it in one of two ways......1. Set during the same time period; or, 2. Contain themes revolving around celebrity culture and the media.

    Any suggestions? I am hoping for a cast of 10-15 for the play.

    Cheers!

    -S

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    Steven Beckingham
    Theatre Arts Program Director
    West Linn High School
    West Linn OR
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  • 2.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-11-2019 03:12
    Edna Ferber and George Kauffman's The Royal Family come to mind

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    Benjamin Stuart
    Theatre Department Director
    Seattle Public Schools
    Seattle WA
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  • 3.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-11-2019 23:56
    Much appreciated!

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    Steven Beckingham
    Drama Teacher
    West Linn High School
    West Linn OR
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  • 4.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-11-2019 09:05
    Radium Girls!

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    Ken Buswell
    Drama Teacher
    Peachtree City, GA
    http://mcintoshtheater.org/

    Theater kills ignorance
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  • 5.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-11-2019 09:20
    It may not be what you're looking for - but THE CAT'S MEOW ?

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    Keith Rollins
    Chatsworth GA
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  • 6.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-12-2019 08:43
    There's a play about Marilyn Monroe called Best Always, Marilyn Monroe by Kathleen McBlair that deals with her two husbands and the effect of the paparazzi. I suspect you could get permission to add to the cast in things like hospital scenes or bring offstage voices on. The other Marilyn play is by Arthur Miller called After the Fall, but that's more about their relationship and marriage. I've heard about a newish Elvis play but I don't know that it's been published yet. If you'd be interested in that, let me know and I'll try to find it for you.

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    Jean Klein
    Playwright/Founder HaveScripts/BlueMoonPlays
    Playwriting Teacher in MFA program, Wilkes University]
    Virginia BeachVA
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  • 7.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-13-2019 08:32
    Hayfever

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    Amy Learn
    Ballwin MO
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  • 8.  RE: American plays plays set in the 1920s or plays about Celebrity Culture

    Posted 05-13-2019 08:33
    How about The Man Who Came To Dinner by Kaufman and Hart? It's definitely about celebrity culture, and it is hilarious!

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    Michael Bergman
    Teacher/Director
    The Potomac School
    McLean, VA
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