by Ludvig Holberg
Adapted and Translated by Jerry Argetsinger and Sven Rossel
(For production by Professional, Amateur and Educational theatre groups.)
The city council in Hamburg, Germany has been at odds with many of its citizens over several important issues. Herman von Bremen, a master pewterer, has established his own “political college” and is an outspoken voice against the local government. Two of the elected city officials discuss the ridiculousness of Bremen and his naive political notions and agree to play a joke on him. They convince him that the City Council has chosen him Mayor due to the ideas advocated by his notorious group. A series of comic situations demonstrate Bremen’s inability to conduct himself appropriately either politically or socially as mayor. His frustration is increased by the mounting attention he must also give his daughter with her increasingly complex marriage plans. When he has been tormented almost to the breaking point he is informed, to his great relief, that he is not actually the mayor and that his actions should convince him that the uneducated masses should not concern themselves with political affairs.
- 3m, 3f + up to 25 supporting characters, men and women of all ages, which can be “doubled”
- 1 Interior & 1 Exterior
- About 2 hours.
- Order #3113
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The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
The Political Tinker
by Ludvig Holberg
Adapted and Translated by Jerry Argetsinger
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.
THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
“The Political Tinker is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals. All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”
Other plays in the Ludvig Holberg Acting Edition Collection
includes: The Political Tinker, Erasmus Montanus, Jeppe of the Hill,
Ulysses of Ithaca, Jean de France, The Christmas Party
From the Catalog of