Medal of Honor Rag

by  Tom Cole

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m

"Twenty five years...since [its] premiere, Medal of Honor Rag retains its relevance, its power, its tortured compassion...[It] remains absorbing theatre and a bracing reminder of time past and distance yet to be traveled." - The New York…

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Medal of Honor Rag

by  Tom Cole

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In an army hospital, a black winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor and a psychiatrist, both guilty survivors of Viet Nam, verbally spar until the doctor draws out the horror and disgust that has traumatized D.J. His barriers crumbling, D.J. turns on the psychiatrist and exposes the man behind the professional facade. Yet D.J. desperately hopes and the psychiatrist believes he can be helped. Before another interview takes place, D.J. goes AWOL to get money for unpaid bills and is killed in an attempted robbery.
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Reviews

"Twenty five years...since [its] premiere, Medal of Honor Rag retains its relevance, its power, its tortured compassion...[It] remains absorbing theatre and a bracing reminder of time past and distance yet to be traveled." - The New York Times

"Cole has handled explosives with great intelligence and rich human understanding...Beautifully written." - Women's Wear Daily

Keywords

War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

Requires 2 White actors and 1 Black actor

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Authors

Tom Cole

Tom Cole

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