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Tom Walker
Tom Walker
"A rich play about greed and the devil." —The Washington Times)

"It reminds us that many of the qualities…that define modern America were there from the start, and that Satan, in many clever guises, still tempts us daily—though distinguishing good from evil has always been an inexact science." —Orange County Register
By John Strand.

Cast: 3m., 3w. Set in America's early colonial period, Tom Walker is "deep and provocative, smart and funny, finely crafted" (The Washington Post), a tale about one man's journey to hell and back. Tom, a chronically unemployed fiddler, is given the chance of a lifetime to turn his woeful fate around when he meets the devil in a dismal swamp outside Boston. Tom bargains away his soul for riches, and in the process, loses his wife, his friends and all joy in living. When the devil arrives one night to claim Tom's mortal life and send him off to hell, Tom is unexpectedly given another chance—to solve the mystery of this devil's true identity and reclaim his own soul. Full of stunning plot twists, the play offers up "a juicy web of deception and revenge" as we follow Tom's journey through an early American underworld of fugitives and runaways. Critics in Washington and Los Angeles called the play "wily and penetrating, richly entertaining…crowd-pleasing in the best way," "spooky and roaring fun," and "one of those rare experiences in theater, an almost perfect marriage of language and craft—a must-see!" (Curtain One set, multiple locations. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  TD8
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  72
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  100 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 1583421238
Publication Date: 06/27/2002
John Strand's plays include Tom Walker and Lovers and Executioners (Charles MacArthur Prize for Outstanding New Play, 1999), both commissioned by and premiered at Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., and both published by Dramatic Publishing; The Diaries, commissioned by and premiered at Signature Theater, Arlington, Va., also published by Dramatic; Three Nights in Tehran, a comedy about the Iran-Contra affair; an ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the following regions:US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, U.K.
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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