Looking For America

by  Mark Stein, Stanley L. Ketler

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

A deeply moving, at times humorous, beautifully crafted show with simple folk songs. An assembly-length play, this focuses on American history as seen through the eyes of young people.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A deeply moving, at times humorous, beautifully crafted show with simple folk songs. An assembly-length play, focusing on American history as seen through the eyes of young people: a member of Columbus' crew meets a Native American; Charlie goes to the Boston Tea Party; moving forward through Civil Rights and many other great events in American history. The work is honest, funny, absorbing and utterly human and delightful to play.
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Keywords

Death, Politics, War

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s, American Civil War Era, 18th Century
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Folk
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

3m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Mark Stein

Mr. Stein is the winner of the prestigious Actors' Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award, is resident playwright of New Playwrights, Washington D.C., and winner of the Writers' Guild Award.

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Stanley L. Ketler

Stanley L. Ketler

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