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Haymarket Eight - Full Length Play, Drama

Haymarket Eight

Dereck Goldman, Jessica Thebus

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780874401301

During the mid-1800's, unfair and dangerous work conditions sparked labor struggles and Chicago was ablaze. The Haymarket Riot and the subsequential trial was the focus of the nation. With this tumultuous period blazing around them, a young couple dares to fall in love.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

75 Minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - Mid 1800s, Chicago.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Love, Politics

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company staged this play as part of its Chicago Stories Series to great acclaim. During the mid-1800's, unfair and dangerous work conditions sparked labor struggles and Chicago was ablaze. The Haymarket Riot and the subsequential trial was the focus of the nation. With this tumultuous period blazing around them, a young couple dares to fall in love. But the infamous bombing at a labor rally in Haymarket Square forces the reporter to investigate the wrongfully convicted bombers. The lives of eight men are in the balance and this reporter puts his life on the line to try and clear their names.
Haymarket Eight first premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company as part of its Chicago Stories Series in May 1999.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

A director should feel free to redistribute roles and voices for a larger cast.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

THE MAN - A young journalist.
THE WOMAN - A young woman of Chicago.
ALBERT PARSONS, ENSEMBLE - A labor organizer.
LUCY PARSONS, ENSEMBLE - His wife, an Africa-American activist.
NINA VAN ZANDT, ENSEMBLE - A Chicago socialite.
CAPTAIN BLACK, ENSEMBLE - A lawyer; a civil war veteran.
CAPTAIN BONFIELD, ENSEMBLE - A police captain with a violent reputation.
JULIUS GRINNELL, ENSEMBLE
LOUIS LINGG, ENSEMBLE
CHORUS

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James Bezy 10/22/2013 11:09 AM

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