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Hero Worship - Full Length Play, Drama

Hero Worship

Joe Calarco

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Full Length Play, Drama

11m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573704611

From the collection Signature in Schools Vol. II. 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

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century, 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play -

The National Mall in Washington, DC.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Local Celebrity Cameo, No intermission

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student

It’s 2013. The U.S. Government is shutdown. High School student Samantha Barnes sneaks onto the Washington Mall to build a monument to her father who committed suicide after fighting in Afghanistan. Her presence on the deserted mall calls up the spirits of soldiers from other American wars. As her fantastical night progresses she also gets a visit from another trespasser on the Mall—Judith who has jumped the barricades of the WWII memorial to honor her father who fought at D-Day. The two women help each other make peace with their fathers. 

Hero Worship was commissioned and produced in 2014 by Tony Award winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia for the flagship education program Signature in the Schools. 

Characters

CASTING

11m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Features Teens, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

If doubling is done the characters are paired: 

Soldier 1/Dominic
Soldier 2/Edward
Soldier 3/Bean
Soldier 5/Jacob
Soldier 6/Ryan

WWII SOLDIER 1 - 18yo. Army.
WWII SOLDIER 2 - 18yo  Paratrooper. 
WWII SOLDIER 3 - 19yo.  Army medic. African American. 
WWII SOLDIER 4 / RAYMOND - 18yo. Army. Judith's Father.
WWII SOLDIER 5 - 18yo. Air force.
WWII SOLDIER 6 - 17yo. Army. 
SAMANTHA - 16yo. Smart. Passionate. Determined. 
AMANDA - 17yo. Samantha’s best friend.
EDWARD - 18yo. Korean War soldier. 
BEAN - 19yo. Vietnam War soldier. African American.
JACOB - 16yo. Civil War Soldier. 
“ALBERT” - 20yo. A woman posing as a man in the Civil War. 
DOMINIC - 19yo. Samantha’s brother.
RYAN - 18yo. Dominic’s roommate.  
JUDITH - 70yo. Daughter of a WWII Vet.

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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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