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Second Samuel S1F000

Second Samuel

By Pamela Parker.

Product Code: S1F000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 7m., 4w.

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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.

$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $110/perf

In stock


It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia and specifically in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. Bernard Flat, an autistic young man affectionately nicknamed B Flat by his friends, introduces us to the townspeople as they move through the chores and activities of their days. The Great Depression was quickly fading into memory, the war had been won, the election was now over, and "Give 'em Hell Harry" was still president. It had been an exciting time for sure, but the folks in Second Samuel were ready for things to settle down and get back to normal. Except—this was the summer Miss Gertrude passed away, and deep dark secrets were about to be revealed. Nobody could have imagined how the death of one sweet little old lady would turn the entire town upside down, leaving everybody in Second Samuel wondering if anything would ever be normal again!


  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code S1F000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 105 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults | Praise Groups
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Praise Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427507
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"Second Samuel is one of the most amazing productions I've ever been a part of. The story is so powerful and important. My students completely embraced this play and have become better people for having been a part of it."
Review by Laura Darce, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas
"Second Samuel was one of the most successful shows we've had in recent history. It played well on our intimate second stage. The production run sold out; two more performances were added, and those sold out, too. Audiences loved it; there were standing ovations at each performance."
Review by V.M. Logsdon, Highlands Little Theatre, Sebring, Fla.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"This play has an amazing message and can be staged with just the furniture and props without a set making it easy and inexpensive to produce."
Tip by Scott Rousseau, Decatur Presbyterian Church, Lilburn, Ga.
"Try very hard to get the characters developed because their relationships with each other are what create the comedy and the heart."
Tip by Virginia Beggs, St. Andrews University, Jackson Spring, N.C.
"Our community loved Second Samuel! If you live in a conservative area and have concerns about reaction to content, go to your school board first to explain the show to them and how it teaches about love and community. Our school board members supported us 100% and our entire journey turned out to be a beautiful one."
Tip by Jill Henson, Centerville Jr/Sr High School, Centerville, Texas

Media Reviews

"It's sharp-edged drama … and it gets its message across in an unforgettable manner." -The Post Courier


Location City State Opens Closes
Historic Canton Theatre Canton Georgia 3/7/2025 3/16/2025
Theatre Guild Valdosta Valdosta Georgia 6/5/2025 6/14/2025
Phoenix Theatre Edmonds Washington 1/31/2025 2/23/2025
Ashe Civic Center West Jefferson North Carolina 8/22/2024 8/25/2024
Princess Anne High Virginia Beach Virginia 10/23/2024 10/24/2024


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