The Tavern

by  George M. Cohan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  10m, 4f

One of the most famous of Cohan's plays happens in a lonely tavern on a wild stormy night where a mysterious vagabond, a woman and the State Governor and his family who have been held up a short distance away gather. Several persons are suspected of the crime and the mysterious vagabond takes infini…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

One of the most famous of Cohan's plays happens in a lonely tavern on a wild stormy night where a mysterious vagabond, a woman and the State Governor and his family who have been held up a short distance away gather. Several persons are suspected of the crime and the mysterious vagabond takes infinite delight in observing developments as they take place about him. When suspense reaches an almost unbearable climax, the vagabond is at last located by the keepers of a nearby Sanitorium and it is learned that he, a madman, has been responsible for the vastly amusing and complicated series of misunderstandings.
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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: The Zaccheus Freeman Tavern.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

10m, 4f

ZACH - the Tavern Keeper's son
SALLY - the hired girl
FREEMAN - the Tavern Keeper
WILLUM - the hired man
THE VAGABOND
VIOLET - the woman
LAMSON - the Govenor
MRS. LAMSON - the Govenor's wife
VIRGINIA - the Governor's daughter
TOM ALLEN - the fiance
THE SHERIFF
EZRA - the Sheriff's man
JOSHUA - the Sheriff's other man
TONY - the Sheriff's third man
STEVENS - the attendant

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George M.  Cohan

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