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To See The Stars - Full Length Play, Drama

To See The Stars

Cynthia Mercati

Full Length Play, Drama

8m, 13f

ISBN: 9780871299970

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$10.95
: Acting Edition
Description

Full Length Play

Drama

It's 1909 and the shirtwaist industry in New York is making profits of $50 million. But the young girls who work in the factories earn barely enough to live on, and their working conditions are brutal. When their pleas for help are rejected by the male-dominated union, the young girls who work at Johannsen's Shirtwaist Factory band together to fight for a better life. They endure beatings, starvation and even prison but ultimately prevail, as the shirtwaist girls win the first industry-wide strike in American labor history. However the girls' real victory is in changing the way they see themselves—not as victims, but as fighters—and in discovering the power of sisterhood. Flexible staging. Approximate running time: 75 minutes.
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8m, 13f

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Cynthia Mercati

Cynthia Mercati has had shows performed in each of the fifty US states, as well as Australia and Canada. Many of her plays are published by Samuel French. As Playwright-in-Residence at the Des Moines, Iowa, Playhouse, Ms. Mercait wrote a show each season for Actors on Tour, the professional children's company at the Playhouse. The shows, which played to literally thousands of young people ... view full profile

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