A High and Glorious Place • A One Woman Play

A High and Glorious Place • A One Woman Play

by Elizabeth Hansen

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS  Church Groups)

Eliza R. Snow is one of the few Mormon women who has become a heroine. It is February 11 of 1846 and the town of Nauvoo is bustling as the Saints make ready to leave for Winter Quarters. As Eliza packs, she finds herself doubting her decision to go west. During the night, as she contemplates her life and faith, she comes to understand God’s purpose for her, which ultimately propels her into her role as the great and inspiring woman who figured so importantly in the early days of the Church. Often called “Zion’s Poetess” by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Eliza was an imperfect, yet obedient, daughter of God. One actress tells us the story of this incredible woman’s Faith. Perhaps by experiencing some of Eliza’s doubts, fears and sorrows, we can find some solace and hope in our own struggles. When adapted as a teleplay for KBYU TV it won awards and acclaim.

The play could be done as a reader’s theatre piece, breaking out characters and thoughts to different female actors.


  • 1W
  • Order #2016

Available for ALL producing groups.


“We produced this as a traveling show to all 5 Wards in our Stake. Our Stake is larger than the size of Texas and we traveled over 2200 km (1367 miles) for 5 weeks from August 25th to September 29th of 2018. Wherever we traveled the Saints were astounded and pleased by our efforts and how much they learned about Eliza R. Snow.” — Ron Babin, Sudbury Ontario Ward.



  • Script in PRINT format (5.5 x 8.5) — Order #2016a : $5.00 each (+ shipping and Utah sales tax)

  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2016d : $65

  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2016e : $55

  • Professional Performance License can be granted by filling out the 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.


  • Sudbury Ontario Ward — August/September 2018
  • Filmed by KBYU-TV as “Eliza and I”
  • Premiered at Brigham Young University

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