Holy Ghost (Tuttle)

by  Jon Tuttle

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 2f

Winner! 2004 Sprenger/Lang Foundation's Nathan Miller History Play Award

In 1944, German prisoners-of-war work in South Carolina cotton fields, overseen by black guards who enjoy few of the liberties the prisoners do. One prisoner escapes--armed only with the lines he's learned playing the lead in a camp production of Abe…

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Holy Ghost (Tuttle)

by  Jon Tuttle

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    10m, 2f

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In 1944, German prisoners-of-war work in South Carolina cotton fields, overseen by black guards who enjoy few of the liberties the prisoners do. One prisoner escapes--armed only with the lines he's learned playing the lead in a camp production of Abe Lincoln in Illinois, and chased by a black private for whom the pursuit is a quest for belonging. Their dash across the American South explores the ironies and hypocrisies of the American mythos. To be published in Two South Carolina Plays.
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  • Winner! 2004 Sprenger/Lang Foundation's Nathan Miller History Play Award

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII

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10m, 2f
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Jon Tuttle

Jon Tuttle is Professor of English and Director of University Honors at Francis Marion University and Playwright-in-Residence at Trustus Theatre. His collections include The Trustus Plays (Intellect Books, 2009) and Two South Carolina Plays (Hub City Press, 2009). His plays include

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