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Hale the Hero!
Hale the Hero!
By Richard Vetere.

Cast: 4m., 1w. "Richard Vetere fancifully plays with the notion that young Captain Hale was in fact a deserter and running home to mom when he was captured by the British in 1776...the play is alternately jocular and tender in dramatizing the reluctant leap to heroism of a soldier who plays every game in the book to avoid being hanged as a spy. Hale hates the war, wants nothing of heroism and rebuffs the fervor of a beautiful rebel spy sent by Gen. Washington to coax him into sacrificing his life for the great symbol his death would serve to the rest of the desperate American troops. But then under pressure from the British to betray the rebels and save his hide, Hale proves no traitor and courageously goes to the gallows. That it's the young who do the dying in wars is part of the playwright's unstressed message. Vetere has fashioned the story of a great hero with a refreshing veneer of cynicism." (L.A. Times) One int. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  H41
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  38
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  50 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871297167
Biographies
Richard Vetere is a playwright, novelist, published poet, film, TV writer and actor. He wrote the novel The Third Miracle published by Simon & Schuster which is now in several languages and co-authored the screenplay adaptation produced by Frances Ford Coppola starring Ed Harris. His other plays include Machiavelli, Caravaggio, Gangster Apparel, The Marriage Fool and his Pulitzer-nominated One Shot, ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* 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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