Gorky

by  Steve Tesich, Mel Marvin

Full Length Musical  /  11m, 4f

"Sometimes ironic, but always moving musical." - Time
A fascinating, biographical portrait of the Soviet playwright and revolutionary set as a musical. Gorky's three "lives" are portrayed by separate actors. One is the innocent youth, the next, the impassioned revolutionary and last, the disillusioned o…

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    11m, 4f

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A fascinating, biographical portrait of the Soviet playwright and revolutionary set as a musical. Gorky's three "lives" are portrayed by separate actors. One is the innocent youth, the next, the impassioned revolutionary and last, the disillusioned old man, presumed victim of a Stalin purge. All three are on the stage together, talking and arguing with one another. But the play is more than just Gorky's story, it also explains a man, his character, his environment and times.

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"Sometimes ironic, but always moving musical." - Time

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  • Setting:

    Act I - Old Russia.

    Act II - Pre-revolution and into Soviet Union.

  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Music

  • Orchestra Size: Medium

Casting

11m, 4f

GORKY

DOCTOR

GRANDMA

GRANDPA

OFFSTAGE SPEAKING PATIENT

ALEX (GORKY AS A BOY)

GYPSY

MOTHER

BECKY

PRIEST

MAXIM (GORKY AS A YOUNG MAN)

NIKITA

MATHEW

PEASANT

PEASANT'S WIFE

CHALIAPIN

GAVRILLO

OLD PEASANT WOMAN

OLD PEASANT MAN

PEASANT WOMAN

YOUNG PEASANT GIRL

YOUNG PEASANT MAN

STALIN

CEMENT MAN

ELECTRIC LADY

PARTY MAN

PARTY DANCER

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16 Accordion/Vocal/Conductor Scores 
Flute
Bass
Violin
Guitar
Percussion

Please note that this title does not include a piano part. 

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Authors

Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich

Mel Marvin

Mel Marvin

American Place Theatre, 1975. Directed by Wynn Handman.

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