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The Fastest Woman Alive
The Fastest Woman Alive
"The time-honored belief that Army flying is for men only has gone into the ash can." —Life Magazine, July 1943

"Karen Sunde's TheFastest Woman Alive gives Jackie Cochran her due—its a thrilling smart play about a thrilling smart lady… She is, once you discover her in Sunde's wondrous bio-drama, a true American original—an Annie Oakley for the 20th century… This story is so important and interesting and well-told that it's a wonder that it's not in a Broadway Theatre." —

"This show is like Top Gun for women; men might not understand the fascination, but its effect is undeniable." —The Stage
By Karen Sunde.

Cast: 2 to 8m., 3 to 12w. The astonishing and glamorous Jackie Cochran soared through life. She was the first woman to break the sound barrier; she battled the military to create WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots), 1,000 women who risked their lives flying more than 75-million miles while testing and ferrying every military aircraft flown in World War II. She was named Business Woman of the Year, became a soul-mate to both Amelia Earhart and Chuck Yeager, and to this day she holds more flight records than any man or woman who ever lived. The Fastest Woman Alive whirls us through her adventurous life in dramatic and touching scenes giving us a picture of this quintessential American who began her life in hopeless circumstances, seized her dream, and achieved more than anyone imagined was possible. Single set. Two acts. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  F87
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  93
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583422730
Publication Date: 09/08/2005
Karen Sunde has published nine plays, a monograph, four "best new play" scenes, been produced off-Broadway, in regional theatres, on a U.S.A. tour and in 10 countries in seven languages, e.g., Abbey Theatre in Ireland; National Theatre of Turkey; Aalborg State Theatre, Denmark; Chuo Kaikan, Tokyo; and the Moscow Art Theatre. She won the Bob Hope award, three Villager awards, ...More
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* 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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