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One Night

One Night

By Charles Fuller.

Product Code: OA1000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 1 to 2w.

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* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

In stock

Synopsis

After surviving a fire in a homeless shelter, two Iraqi Freedom vets, Alicia G. and Horace Lloyd, are sent to a motel outside the city where they will be safe for the night. Both are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder—Alicia as a consequence of a gang rape by three fellow soldiers while in Iraq and Horace from battlefield pressure linked to his Army MOS as a sniper. The two of them have been together for more than nine months, Horace acting as a kind of helpmate to Alicia, who was so traumatized by the rape that she can't even consider having a normal relationship with a man. Their arrival at the motel introduces them to the owner Doug Mensing, called Meny, and the beginning of our understanding of the trials sexually abused women face in the American military. Alicia refused to stay silent like so many other women and fought while she was in the Army to have the rapists punished. But only two of the men were charged and merely given pay reductions, while the third man was never named or prosecuted. Once discharged, she received little help from the VA. She found herself rejected by a religious mother who blamed everything that happened to Alicia on a "God-less army peopled by marching masturbators." Exhausted from the loss of all their possessions, and having reached a motel they thought would provide them with shelter, Alicia and Horace find themselves instead in a highway bordello. Here, throughout one night, old wounds are opened, flashbacks recount their histories and the truth of events they both hoped were over emerge from the past to color the rest of their future.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code OA1000
  • Cast Size 3
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 95 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590168
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"A bracing vision of the subtle intimidation and outright hostility faced by women who bring charges of sexual assault in the Army." -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"A tightly wound, poignant drama." -Maryland Theatre Guide

"Offers a glimpse into the psyches of wounded veterans and the immense challenges they face as they return to civilian life, their souls and families shattered." -Maryland Theatre Guide

"This piece packs a serious emotional wallop." -Maryland Theatre Guide