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Wedding Band - Full Length Play, Drama

Wedding Band

Alice Childress

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573617690

"A great deal of compassion...Its strength lies in the poignancy of its star crossed lovers." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period, Docudrama/Historic

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play - Summer 1918...Saturday morning. A city by the sea...South Carolina, U.S.A.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

It is the summer of 1918, there is a war in Europe, and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julie is an African-American seamstress. Herman is a white man that has kept company with her for years. As their growing attraction accelerates into an affair, they must of course, deal with the prejudices and wrath of ingnorance in early 20th century America.
"A great deal of compassion...Its strength lies in the poignancy of its star crossed lovers." - The New York Times
Wedding Band was first presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival at the Public Theater, directed by Joseph Papp and Alice Childress on November 26, 1972.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Minority casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JULIA AUGUSTINE
TEETA
MATTIE
LULA GREEN
FANNY JOHNSON
NELSON GREEN
THE BELL MAN
PRINCESS
HERMAN
ANNABELLE
HERMAN'S MOTHER
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Alice Childress

Alice Childress

Alice Childress, actress, novelist, and playwright, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 12, 1912. Childress moved to Harlem when she was five and was raised by her grandmother, who encouraged her to write. At weekly church events, young Childress heard moving stories of personal and family struggles, which inspired her with a love of storytelling and served as fodder for stories ... view full profile

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