For The Glory • A Play

by Joanna H. Kraus (with Hobart Brown)

Dawn, wanna-be journalist, is tired of being an Indy 500 driver’s trophy girlfriend. Instead, she’ll cover the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the same Memorial Day weekend. Furious, Will ridicules the whole idea of human powered, all-terrain art vehicles. “3 days to go 38 miles!” For her story, Dawn volunteers to be co-pilot on Da Vinci’s Dream. The race is wacky and challenging, but Dawn discovers a more humane world, a sympathetic guy, and most important, she finds herself. The Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt, County, California was founded as the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Ferndale, California in 1969 and is still running every Memorial Day. Kinetic sculptures are designed with tongue-in-cheek humor and must be able to be people-powered over a variety of different terrains. Since the first of these three-day races over sea, sand and slime began, other copycat races have sprung up  in other states and even other nations. The sculptures vary in size, cost and theme; but always they are inventive and funny in their titles, costumes and method of traversing the race course.
The first version of this play was the winner of the American Voices New Play Reading Series where it had an Equity staged reading at GeVa, a member of the League of Resident Theatres in Rochester, NY. This current version was a De Le Salle Company production in Concord, California and was the winner of the national Jewel Box Theatre Playwrighting Award contest.


Play Details

  • 2f, 8m, 5either + extras
  • 1990s or current day Costumes
  • Simple settings
  • 70 minutes
  • Order #3248

WINNER:

  • American Voices New Plays Reading Series Award — Rochester, NY
  • Jewel Box Theatre Playwrighting Award

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of the play: SOON

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    • Script in PDF format  — Order #3248a : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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    • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3248d : $55
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    • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3248e : $45
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PRODUCTIONS

  • De La Salle High School — Concord, CA
  • Jewel Box Theatre
  • Premiered by GeVa Theatre (LORT) in Rochester, NY in an Equity Staged Reading

BILLING CREDITS

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

For the Glory
a two act play

by
Joanna Halpert Kraus with Hobart Brown

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


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