by Jessica Thebus, Dereck Goldman
Full Length Play, Drama / 6m, 3f
During the mid-1800's, unfair and dangerous work conditions sparked labor struggles and Chicago was ablaze. The Haymarket Riot and the subsequential trial was the focus of the nation. With this tumultuous period blazing around them, a young couple dares to fall in love.
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 19th Century
- Duration: 75 Minutes
- Setting: Mid 1800s, Chicago.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Chorus Size: Medium
THE MAN - A young journalist.
THE WOMAN - A young woman of Chicago.
ALBERT PARSONS, ENSEMBLE - A labor organizer.
LUCY PARSONS, ENSEMBLE - His wife, an Africa-American activist.
NINA VAN ZANDT, ENSEMBLE - A Chicago socialite.
CAPTAIN BLACK, ENSEMBLE - A lawyer; a civil war veteran.
CAPTAIN BONFIELD, ENSEMBLE - A police captain with a violent reputation.
JULIUS GRINNELL, ENSEMBLE
LOUIS LINGG, ENSEMBLE
- Ensemble cast
- Expandable casting
A director should feel free to redistribute roles and voices for a larger cast.