The Valiant

by  Robert Middlemass, Holworthy Hall

Short Play, Drama  /  5m, 1f

Produced to wide acclaim on Broadway, and made into a movie.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 1f
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Produced to wide acclaim on Broadway, and made into a movie. The plot concerns a man waiting in prison for execution. Nothing is known about him except that he killed a man. On his execution day, a girl comes to see him, thinking he may be her long-lost brother. The prisoner recognizes her, but the sister is not sure of him. He sends her back to her mother happy in the belief that her brother died a hero in the war. Then, head up, he walks to the execution chamber
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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Setting: Warden's office in the State's Prison at Wethersfield, CT.


5m, 1f
WARDEN HOLT - about 60
FATHER DALY - the prison chaplain
JAMES DYKE - the prisoner
JOSEPHINE PARIS - the girl, about 18
DAN - a jailer
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