The Last Baron of Arizona • A Play

The Last Baron of Arizona • A Play

by Joanna H. Kraus

The largest land swindle in the history of the United States!

It was perpetrated by dreamer and con-man, James Addison Reavis. His confident charm and talent in handwriting convinced lawyers, financiers, and a beautiful young woman that she was the true heiress to a Spanish Barony and was entitled to seven thousand five hundred square miles of the Arizona Territory. In this true story, although he uses the pretense of having a moral obligation to his wife, Reavis relishes his deeds throughout. The modern parallels of this story are far too numerous; about the man that almost got away with it. Of course, we seldom hear about those who did get away with it!


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 5f, 10m, doubling possible
  • Costumes, late 19th Century — 1881-1895
  • Several locations can be indicated or elaborately constructed, allowing for a smooth transition from location to location
  • Running time: 80 minutes,
  • ORDER #3143

PERUSAL MATERIALS


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 #3143a : $35.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



    • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3143d : $60




    • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3143e : $50




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Arizona State University Department of Theatre — 1984
  • Empire State Institute residency grant for a workshop production at Millay Colony for the Arts — 1983
  • Center Stage Reader’s Theatre, Rochester New York — Staged Reading — 1983

BILLING CREDITS

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

THE LAST BARON OF ARIZONA
a play

by
Joanna H. Kraus

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:
The Last Baron of Arizona is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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