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The Blue and the Grey

by RS Paulette

This award-winning piece is haunting, exhilarating and theatrical.

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 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 7
3 M | 4 W, Plus Students


Simple set


 34 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Blue and the Grey can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of The Blue and the Grey may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

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Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

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Charlie is surrounded by ghosts. The ghost of an estranged father who leaves her an antique musket. The ghost of a classmate’s sister who cautions Charlie, The Grey will hear you.

Who are the Grey? Ghosts of Lost Confederate soldiers ambushed following the first battle of Fredericksburg, 1862.

As the Aurora Borealis light up the Virginia night sky Charlie must confront the living and the dead. She’s trying to find peace but will she make the right choice? What brings her to the centre of a barely frozen lake with the musket and her ghosts? Beat! Beat! Drums! Blow! Bugles! Blow!

This award-winning piece is haunting, exhilarating and theatrical.


Awards and Accolades

  • RCHS Drama Club - 1st place finish at VHSL One-Act Competition, conference & regional level

Characters

 7
3 Men, 4 Women, Plus Students

CHARLENE EMERSON [W]
125 lines
“Charlie” is a high school junior, female, protagonist. Sees ghost, worries for her sanity; One monologue.
RACHEL CARR [W]
61 lines
High school junior, female, Charlie’s best friend. Civil War buff, snarky, on the overbearing side, worries for Charlie’s sanity.
DARREN ALGER [M]
57 lines
High school junior, male, outcast. Haunted by the death of ANA, withdrawn, insular; One monologue.
ANA ALGER [W]
19 lines
Child of eight or nine years old, female, ghost. Wears a blue parka/winter coat. Never doubles as a Student.
MORRISSEY [M]
12 lines
Late thirties, AP US History teacher, male, liked. Trusted teacher, half-hearted confidant, called “Moz” as an honorific by students.
UNCLE WALT [M]
24 lines. lines
Mid-forties, poet, ghost/figment. Manifestation of poet Walt Whitman, though possibly something else. Never doubles as a Student; One monologue.
MRS. E. [W]
11 lines. lines
Late thirties, early forties, female, mother to Charlie. Presumed widow, husband disappeared fourteen years ago. Strong, bedrock, single mother. Doubled by a student.
STUDENTS [A]
32 lines
The nameless,faceless crowd. Also plays The Grey, The Drummer and the Captain. Can double other small roles. Lines can be said as a group, or divided up individually. Group can be small as 10 and as large as 21.


Prop List

Cell phone with camera, papers, muskets, drums


Multimedia

"America" as recited by Walt Whitman (p. 28)

MP3

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 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 7
3 M | 4 W, Plus Students


Simple set


 34 pages

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