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Hale the Hero!

Hale the Hero!

By Richard Vetere.

Product Code: H41000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 1w.

Rights and availability
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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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

"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)

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code H41000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Senior Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871297167
* 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.