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Decision Height - Full Length Play, Drama

Decision Height

Meredith Dayna Levy

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Full Length Play, Drama

9f

ISBN: 9780573703263

Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancee to become a Women Airforce Service Pilot, and do her part to help defeat the Axis powers in the Second World War.  Through triumph and tragedy, she and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes...

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period, Docudrama/Historic

90 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play -

November 1943 through May 1944, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play

WINNER! Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play Award - 2013

From the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, comes a story about friendship and the complex though essential role of women in wartime. Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancee to become a Women Airforce Service Pilot, and do her part to help defeat the Axis powers in the Second World War. Through triumph and tragedy, she and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes. As the war rages over there, the women form a sisterhood that cannot be broken, and Virginia must make a decision that will change her life forever. With a cast of nine vibrant female characters, Decision Height offers a look into an underrecognized subset of American heros and revises history into herstory. 

REVIEWS

"...celebrates the depth of friendship and camaraderie." - Dan Smith, fromtheeditr

Decision Height was produced by Hollins University and the Hollins Playwright's Lab and premièred on the Mill Mountain Theatre's Trinkle Stage in Roanoke, VA.  The production ran from January 24 - 26, 2014. Ernest Zulia directed.

Characters

CASTING

9f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Room for Extras

VIRGINIA HASCALL - early 20's. The empathetic observer. 
EDITH "EDDIE" HARKNELL - mid 20's. The blunt and quick witted "hot pilot."
NORMA JEAN HARRIS - late 20's. The confident teacher. 
ROSALIE HARTSON - late teens/early 20's. The brave dreamer. 
ALICE HAWKINS - late 20's. The cool intellect. 
CAROL HENDERSON - late teens/early 20's. The brazen and earnest runt of the litter. 
MRS. DEATON - late 30's/early 40's. The government-employed den mother.
ZIGGIE LEWIS - early to mid 40's. A rare woman indeed. 
MILDRED SIMMONS - late 20's. A woman of few loyalties.
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS - (optional)

Videos
  • Hollins Theatre, Mill Mt. Theatre Present "Decision Height"

  • A talk with Some of the Decision Height Creative Team

Author
Meredith Dayna Levy

Meredith Dayna Levy

Meredith Dayna Levy is currently based in Roanoke, Virginia. She writes plays to give platform to quiet, quirky, and queer voices, as well as make space for dynamic, challenging women on stage. Her full length historical drama DECISION HEIGHT has garnered regional and national attention through receiving several awards through the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, including ... view full profile

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debbie mitchell 9/15/2016 8:15 AM
Angela Petrash 10/1/2015 8:43 AM
I would recommend this play to anyone with a group of talented girls!  It shows the sacrifices that many women were willing to make for their country during the War.  These are women from all walks of life and each with their own story.

Nicole Haumesser 5/27/2015 5:20 PM
With it's fast pace, rich and true to life characters and a story that is too good to be true; Decision Height is an absolute delight!  It's a feel good and honest look at the scarifies women made during a very trying time in US History.  It will leave you smiling and feeling proud!

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