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My Vacation in Paris - Full Length Play, Drama

My Vacation in Paris

Joe Calarco

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573704628

From the collection Signature in Schools Vol. I. Signature in the Schools uses theater to open the minds and broaden the viewpoints of local teens while engaging them in a positive creative experience.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

Time Period - 18th Century

Settings Of Play - Paris, 1789.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary

In the months leading up to the French Revolution Thomas Jefferson’s two daughters spend an afternoon with revolutionary and early feminist Olympe De Gouges and her son Pierre learning about the Revolution and questioning their own understanding of the word freedom. With the two girls is their slave Sally Hemings who is faced with a decision regarding her own freedom that will alter all of their lives. 
My Vacation in Paris was commissioned and produced in 2006 by Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia under the direction of Marcia Gardener.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens

SALLY HEMINGS - 16 yo. Slave to Thomas Jefferson. Very light skinned. A dreamer. 
MARTHA JEFFERSON - 17yo. Daughter to Thomas Jefferson. Smart. Contained. A good hostess.
MARIA JEFFERSON - 11 yo. Daughter to Thomas Jefferson. Precocious. Vivacious. An optimist. 
JAMES HEMINGS - 19 yo. Brother to Sally Hemmings. Chef of Thomas Jefferson. Loyal. Fiercely devoted to his sister.
OLYMPE DE GOUGES - 41 yo. A ferocious advocate for women’s rights and a supporter of the aristocracy. A “bohemian.”
PIERRE AUBREY - 23 yo. Olympe’s son. A French revolutionary. A leader of the rebellion. Passionate. Speaks his mind. 
SOPHIE - 20 yo. Servant to Olympe. Contained. Well educated. 
CITIZENS - A minimum of two men and one woman. 
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Author
Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco's published work includes in the absence of spring (inaugural production of Second Stage’s New Plays Uptown series, included in The Best Stage Scenes of 2004), Shakespeare’s R&J (Lucille Lortel Award), Walter Cronkite is Dead, and his short plays, Just A Little Sniffle and Parting Gifts. Other adaptations include A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Shakespeare Theater Company), and Antigone ... view full profile

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