Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The basement below the beerhall in Table Rock, Iowa.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
This hilarious play is about an old scoutmaster trying to hold his troop
together. There are only four boys left and they would rather be off
drinking beer than listening to "The Colonel" rattle on about the values
exemplified in the Boy Scout Code. Almost An Eagle takes place
on the night before and immediately after the annual Memorial Day
ceremony, which is a disaster for the troop. The Colonel is dismissed as
Scoutmaster, but the boys rally around him and the play ends on an
optimistic and poignant note. Beloved character actor James Whitmore
created "The Colonel" on Broadway.
"A sweetheart of a play." - Boston Globe
"A winner!...to please almost anyone [with] humor, a chasmic generation gap, adolescent anguish and lots of raw wit." - WNEW TV
Almost an Eagle premiered at the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire. It was subsequently produced at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre in New York City.