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Received The David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award

Winner of the Arlene R. and William P. Lewis Playwriting Contest for Women
By LeeAnne Hill Adams

Cast: 5m., 5w. (No limit to the number of actors who make up the ensemble.) Archipelago explores the world of Stalin's so-called Gulag Archipelago through the experiences of a small collection of prisoners—most based on actual Gulag victims. Among them is an unlikely troupe of actors who struggle to put on a production of The Inspector General in Far Eastern Siberia in 1937. Through an ensemble of actors who play a wide variety of characters, the play looks broadly at the origins of the Gulag, life in the camps and the role of the arts as a coping strategy for Gulag victims. It examines the use of comedy, specifically satire, as a means of emotional release and empowerment. The play lurches wildly in tone, moving from drama to satire, thereby keeping the world of the play unstable. Based almost entirely on experiences recounted by Gulag survivors, Archipelago honors the memories of artists and others who suffered and died in Stalin's concentration camps. Multiple simple sets. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  AB1
Cast Size:  10
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  88
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): 1583422501
Publication Date: 12/09/2004
LeeAnne Hill Adams is a playwright currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Playwriting from the University of Utah, where she studied under the mentorship of Dr. David Kranes. In 2002 she earned a master's degree from Brigham Young University in Theatre History and Criticism. While in her early 20s, Adams ...More
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