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Papa Married A Mormon — A Play

papaMarriedAMormonARTby John D. Fitzgerald. Adapted for the stage by Rodger D. Sorensen.

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres)

Papa Married a Mormon is like a family patchwork quilt worn threadbare from use. It becomes more familiar and warm each time you pick it up and wrap yourself in it. Like a quilt, Sorensen’s theatrical adaptation brings us close to these characters — who are not threadbare at all — and wraps us in the kindness of their charitable lives. It asks questions about tolerance and brotherly love. The story is told from the viewpoint of JD Fitzgerald, who grew up in Price, Utah in a family with a Catholic papa and a Scandinavian Mormon mama. Can this house, often divided against itself, stand? Definitely! With Papa and Mama at the helm, even with their different religions, they successfully raise a wonderful family.

The graphic in the artwork is from the original dust jacket cover from Prentice Hall books.

This play is not just for Mormons. It is a play about Faith and conviction, so it becomes a play for all Faiths.


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Company of 15 actors, 9M 6F
  • Simple settings with props
  • Period costumes
  • About 90 minutes
  • ORDER #  2035

Available for ALL producing groups.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking PapaMarriedAMormonPERUSAL It contains the first half of the script.
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2035a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2035d : $65



  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2035e : $55



  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiered at Brigham Young University — 2004

Production Photo from the BYU production

 (Photo Courtesy of BYU Theatre and Media Arts Department, Used By Permission)

(Photo Courtesy of BYU Theatre and Media Arts Department, Used By Permission)


BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

Papa Married A Mormon

A play for the stage
after the historical novel by John D. Fitzgerald
Adapted by
Rodger D. Sorensen

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Papa Married A Mormon is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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