Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1910s / WWI
Settings Of Play - Scenic elements optional and can suggest war themes as interpreted by the producer/director.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Competition or audition material
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget
Weaving together key narratives from the popular title, Women and War
, this one act collection is perfect for high school and college performances. Through correspondence and monologues, in the style of reader’s theater, Women and War: A One Act Play
is a short selection of fictional stories based on historical fact, told by generations of Americans impacted by conflict from The Great War to the War in Afghanistan. From housewife to worker, young bride to nurse, mother to widow, and now, young woman to soldier, these are tales of sacrifice, love, determination and hope told by those who bravely persevere on the home front and on the battlefield.
"Deeply touching and educational...this play is an emotional roller coaster. These accounts are moving...funny, exciting, humbling, and incredibly sad all at the same time." - Theatre Is Easy
"Awe inspiring. Playwright Cunningham is a magician delivering the internal voices of multiple generations of women who've served as wives, nurses, sweethearts and officers spanning from WWI to Afghanistan. Women and War is essential theater. A moving and poignant scrapbook of the American war experience." - United Stages
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WOMEN AND WAR: The Making of a Family Affairby Heather E. CunninghamDecember 3, 2014
Women and War was first produced as a full-length play by Retro Productions at the Spoon Theater in May of 2010. The performance was directed by Peter Zinn. This One-Act was developed with the theater department at Owensboro High School, Owensboro, Kentucky headed by Carolyn Greer and the Rose Curtain Players.