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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

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Read the Play
(minus the ending)

Lily Hare

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Full-length Comedy
by Kevin Daly
3W / 2M / 9 Either
+ 1 Non-speaking
Approximate Playing Time: 90 Minutes

Inspired by the nineteenth century comedy “Puss in Boots” which incorporates planted audience members to comment on the live action on stage, Lily Hare premiered at Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT and later transferred to Abingdon Theatre Company in NYC. Lily Hare uses planted audience members to represent various socio-economic strata within our present day. These roles are gender and race neutral and present excellent opportunities to incorporate as many actors as wanted in the production. The story on stage centers on a nineteenth century actor who makes money by robbing her audiences as she performs poorly memorized Shakespearean monologues. For three years, her student and thief, Ned Tambourine, waits for his chance to rise from his early life as an orphan to the stage. An opening for Lily to manipulate her way into the heart of a young, wealthy theater owner, Simon Filbert, backfires when he gives up his home and wealth for her in exchange for total control of the theatre. In the meantime, Ned lifts tickets from Simon to the Astor Place Theatre. There he sees the work of a great Shakespearean actor. He begs Lily to go with him to Philadelphia and returns again to the Astor. Lily, finally recognizing her folly, rushes to him to beg his forgiveness only to find him in the throes of the famed Astor Place Riots. The play introduces audiences to this pivotal moment in American Theater History while framing the conversation about our current socio-economic conflicts.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees