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Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

  • 1.  Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hello Hive Mind!

    I'm looking for our spring play for next year.  Our theme will be "Legacy: What we leave behind".  Our musical is a little smaller, so looking at a potentially mid- to large-sized cast.  Like many of you, our female casting pool is larger than our males.

    So, what shows do you like that focus on the idea of the things we pass on?  Annnnnnd.....GO!

    Thank you!

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    Josh Belk
    Director of Theatre
    Palmer Ridge High School
    Monument, CO
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  • 2.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 6 days ago
    Radium Girls might kinda/sorta fit in a mournful way. Also, maybe Our Town? Both can incorporate a large cast.

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

    Theater kills ignorance
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  • 3.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 6 days ago
    Kenneth,
    Interestingly, Radium Girls was already one of my thoughts :)

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    Josh Belk
    Director of Theatre
    Palmer Ridge High School
    Monument, CO
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  • 4.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 5 days ago
    There is a wonderful show for two women, but can be expanded to 6. No males, though, that folllows three generations of women and what each pair leaves behind in the form of what their daughters do. The show is The Crimson Thread. Very challenging.

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    Holly Thompson
    Worthington OH
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  • 5.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 6 days ago
    I highly recommend "Letters to Sala." It has opportunities for ensemble work and excellent material for a core group of strong females. The men's roles are relatively small but substantive. It provided some of the best acting experiences we've had in years. And our audiences loved it.

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    Michael Bergman
    Teacher/Director
    The Potomac School
    McLean, VA
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  • 6.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 5 days ago
    You may want to look at the RSC Arabian Nights by Dominic Cooke. Super-flexible cast (we put several girls in pants roles), and the end is really beautiful about how all the stories are collected and passed down through the generations.

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    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA
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  • 7.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 4 days ago





  • 8.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 2 days ago
    Billy,

    The story sounds lovely. Is there opportunity to expand the cast?  I'd love more opportunities for my performers in the spring.

    Thanks!

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    Josh Belk
    Director of Theatre
    Palmer Ridge High School
    Monument, CO
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  • 9.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 2 days ago
    yes, I think both The Imigrant and The Daly News (both of which I haven't seen in years, but have left a profound impression) could be expanded.
    Billy





  • 10.  RE: Plays that deal with the theme of "Legacy"

    Posted 19 hours ago
    Hi Josh,

    A play that can have music or not and supports the idea of "Legacy: What we leave behind"  would be .Quilters.  Large or small cast mostly female,  The play mentions how a family's history can be traced in the quilts that are made and passed on.  You can even rent all of the quilts from the copyright holder (at least you use to be able to). It really focus on family and the daughters and what they add to the dynamics of the family.  It's funny, dramatic and real..

    Good Luck,

    Best,

    Mack

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    Mack Dugger
    Teacher
    GUSD
    Glendale CA
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