The First Legion

by  Emmet Lavery

Full Length Play, Drama  /  11m

Priests' cassocks and civilian clothes.

This remarkable play ran on Broadway and later was highly successful on the road. "It might surprise you that so much stageworthy drama can be got out of the emotional and conscientious puzzles of a group of Jesuit priests living in their chapter house or t…

Read more +

The First Legion

by  Emmet Lavery

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    11m

Additional Info

Priests' cassocks and civilian clothes.

This remarkable play ran on Broadway and later was highly successful on the road. "It might surprise you that so much stageworthy drama can be got out of the emotional and conscientious puzzles of a group of Jesuit priests living in their chapter house or that any Broadway audience could be so absorbed in it. . . . The theme is treated with appealing realism and candor ... no other play on Broadway today contains so many distinct personalities." The Stage. This play is of outstanding interest to everyone who at any time has" questioned the validity of faith.

Read more +

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Casting

11m
See all +

Resources

More

Authors

Emmet Lavery

Emmet Lavery (1902-1986) served as president of the Screenwriters Guild of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1947 and as vice president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1946. Lavery's screenplay, The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell, earned him and co-author Milton Sperling an Acade ...

View full profile

Now Playing

Community Experiences