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The Souls of the Sea

The Souls of the Sea

Book and lyrics by Frank Tedesco. Music by Allen Estes and Frank Tedesco.

Product Code: SN9000

  • Musical
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 6m., 6w., 4 lost fishermen, plus extras and ensemble. With doubling, 10 to 12 actors. May be expanded to 30 or more.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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

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Set in America's oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, The Souls of the Sea portrays the rough-and-ready culture of commercial fishing on the perilous North Atlantic, depicting the world's most dangerous occupation through the passionate, colorful lives of the rugged fishermen and their heroic women. Captain Cosmo and his crew, Jack and Manny, meet up at the House of Mitch Tavern on the waterfront, where Cosmo's wife, Marge, rules the roost with Shirley, her widowed sister, and Angelina, Jack's girlfriend. Due to repressive federal regulations, the men had been forced to ship out in the hurricane-prone weather of late fall. Their near-disastrous voyage has left them with a damaged hull and little money to show for their efforts. Marge believes the boat is finished for the season, but Cosmo informs her that he's shipping out the next day. "We're behind on the mortgages," he tells her, insisting he'll be back by Christmas—not a comforting promise since this Christmas will mark the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Shirley's husband at sea. Meantime at the bar, Manny is spurned by Fay, the local barfly who claims to despise all fishermen, while Jack and Angelina argue and split up over the unfulfilled expectations of their stormy relationship. In spite of all forebodings, Cosmo and the crew set out on their dangerous trip, leaving the others behind to test the foundations of love, commitment and faith.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code SN9000
  • Cast Size 10
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 140 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583426913
* 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

"Souls is a smash in oldest seaport." -Gloucester Daily Times


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