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Gadianton • A Play

Posted on Jul 22, 2019 in Award Winners, Plays, ZT Plays, ZTAwardWinners

a play by Eric Samuelsen What makes our acts moral? Is any practice “just business”? Can Book of Mormon, or even religious lessons speak to us in our high-tech world? In contexts as diverse as nuclear testing, corporate mergers, and Mormon family life, Gadianton powerfully reminds us that every decision is personal and eternal. WINNER of the Association for Mormon Letters award for Drama in 1997. PLAY DETAILS: 7M 4F About 2 hours ORDER #2024 Available for ALL producing groups. PERUSAL MATERIALS The Perusal Pages File (in PDF format) can be read by clicking GadiantonPERUSAL It contains the first half of the script. Or you can read the entire play in the new Anthology: Saints On Stage (Available from Zarahemla Books) PRODUCTION MATERIALS AVAILABLE: Script in PDF format  — Order #2024a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to...

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Family • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, ZT Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) In Family, real life becomes a bad weekend for the well-educated, intellectual, gospel-grounded, well-to-do Hull family. One daughter has left her husband (whom she may or may not really have shot), a son has left his mission early, and another daughter, an R.M., has left graduate school. Not exactly ideal. Their dark space monologues reveal the reality they’re in as a place that they don’t want to tell anyone of and almost can’t speak about. Even the parents who burn the roast or buy the wrong salad have to re-decide who they are and what they mean to each other as individuals and within the family unit; that in order to move toward being Gods, which is the whole point, they each...

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The Way We’re Wired • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, ZT Plays

by Eric Samuelsen (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups) Pull out a microscope, put any LDS singles-over-30 group on the glass slide, and take a peek. You will most likely find the same characters there as you do in this production. At first glance they may look like a bunch of misfits chumming together, but then you realize you know them and, in fact, could be one of them. “The Way We’re Wired” presents a painfully funny view on the varieties of LDS singles and how they function — almost as a counter-culture. As is stated early in the show, “to be an LDS single over 30, you’ve either never married, you’re widowed or divorced. In other words, you’re a loser, a pity-case, or a failure. Wired is very much a...

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Stones • A Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, Plays, Religious Titles, ZT New Test, ZT Old Test, ZT Plays, ZT Short Plays

by J. Scott Bronson ALTARS — 2M1W. Open Setting TOMBS — 2M 1W. Open Setting. Time for each: Just under an hour. (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS Church Groups, Youth Theatres) STONES is the recipient of the 2001 Award for Drama from the Association for Mormon Letters. “STONES is a perfect example of the three keys to playwrighting: Story, Character, Dialogue. Both acts thousands of years apart in real time, appear outwardly to tell two different stories. But the similarities in the themes of faith and family reach across the years to bind the play into one coherent story that is relevant today and will always be as long as humans walk the Earth.” ALTARS is the story of Abraham, Isaac and Sarai. TOMBS is the story of Mary, Jesus and Joseph....

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Huebener • The Classic LDS Play

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Award Winners, Plays, Religious Titles, ZT Plays, ZTAwardWinners

by Thomas F. Rogers (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, LDS & Other Church Groups, Youth Theatres) During World War II, while aware of the risk to his life, the fearless young German Latter-day Saint Helmuth Huebener persisted in launching a campaign against Hitler’s propaganda machine. In this play we witness the tragic story of Mormonism’s arguably greatest twentieth-century martyr. The English translation is not the only version we license. We have translations in Finnish, Russian and German. (see below) PLAY DETAILS: About 2 hours 10M 2W plus ensemble of small roles Unit Set Order # 2010 Available for ALL producing groups. REVIEWS “If one is allowed only a few peak experiences in life, one for me was watching the text emerge of Thomas Rogers’ play Huebener. The work is a product of our...

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