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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)
Enthusiasm for War - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

Enthusiasm for War

Read the Play (minus the ending)

6W/ 7M (Less with Doubling

+ 4-5 Additional Ladies

Approximate Playing Time: 90 Minutes

Wherever you stand on service to your country, this play will challenge you to examine the ambitions of war and sacrifice.  Set in early 1915 through late 1916 when Great Britain is fully engaged in The Great War, Mary Wilson, an ammunitions factory worker bent on raising her place in society, enthusiastically volunteers in the White Feather Brigade, a propaganda campaign in England during WWI to encourage men to enlist in the army. White feathers –a symbol of cowardice and failure to fulfill their male duties– were distributed by women of the Order of the White Feather to any man they saw who seemed capable of joining the army that was out of uniform. To try and earn an office with the Brigade and a proper place at tea among the society ladies, Mary sacrifices her own son, Jackie, not quite 15, bullying him into joining the Pals battalion comprised of men who had enlisted together in local recruiting drives with the promise they would serve among their friends.  When nearly all the local battalion is killed in a massacre, Mary is left to struggle alone, shunned by the ladies and mad with her loss.  $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

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