THE COLLECTED PLAYS OF ERIC SAMUELSEN • 64 plays in 8 volumes

Eric Samuelsen

Each volume below may be ordered from it’s own page. The entire series may be ordered from a PayPal link at the bottom of this page.

 


VOLUME ONE — SIX PLAYS OF CHALLENGED FAITH (279 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Thomas F. Rogers

  • Letter From A Prophet (from Joseph Smith in Liberty Jail) (co-authored with Charles Metten) Produced at BYU, Fall 1978.
  • Prayers From Winter Quarters (A Short Play)
  • Accommodations  Produced at BYU in 1993, Published in Sunstone Magazine in 1994, Association for Mormon Letters Best Drama Award 1994
  • The Seating of Senator Smoot – Premiered at BYU 1996, Videotaped and broadcast on KBYU TV
  • Without Romance – Premiered at BYU 1997;
  • Gadianton Premiered at BYU 1997; Published in Sunstone Magazine; Winner: Association for Mormon Letters Best Drama Award, 1997; Anthologized in Saints On Stage by Mahonri Stewart, Zarahemla Press, 2013 Also had a production at Plan-B Theatre Company, 2012

VOLUME TWO — FIVE MORE PLAYS OF CHALLENGED FAITH (236 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Eric Eliason

  • The Way We’re Wired – Premiered at BYU 1999; Winner: Association for Mormon Letters Best Drama Award, 1999; Adapted into a Novel, “Singled Out” published by Cornerstone in 2000.
  • Family – Produced at BYU, 2005; Winner: AML Drama Award, 2005; Published in Sunstone Magazine, 2005;
  • The Plan – Premiered at The Covey Center for the Arts, Provo, Utah 2009; Published in Sunstone Magazine, 2009
  • Mess of Pottage — Marriage and Other Eternal Constructs — Staged reading at the Orem Public Library in 2013
  • Impressions On Plates of Gold — a Book of Mormon Musical Experience — 1997, 2020

VOLUME THREE – SIX PLAYS FROM THE PLAN-B THEATRE COMPANY YEARS (294 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Jerry Rapier, Artistic Director, Plan-B Theatre Company

  • Amerigo (Christopher Columbus) Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, SLC,  2010; published in “More Plays from Behind the Zion Curtain.”
  • Miasma – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2006; published in “Plays from Behind the Zion Curtain.”
  • Borderlands – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2011; Published in Sunstone Magazine, 2009; Published in 2012 in “Even More Plays from Behind the Zion Curtain”
  • A Doll House (translated and adapted from the Ibsen original) Staged reading by Plan-B Theatre Company
  • Nothing Personal – Produced by Plan-B Theatre Company 2013
  • Fairyana (Plan-B Theatre’s Radio Hour Episode 8) Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company 2013
  • (BONUS: ’Spinning’ SCENE and ‘Democracy‘ MONOLOGUE from the multi-author play (IN)DIVISIBLE.)
  • NOTE: many of the plays in volumes 7 and 8 are from Plan-B as well

VOLUME FOUR – SIX MORE PLAYS FROM THE PLAN-B THEATRE COMPANY YEARS (292 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Melissa Leilani Larson

  • Ghosts (translated and adapted from the Ibsen original) Staged Reading by Plan-B Theatre Company
  • 3 (Three short plays about Mormon women confronting their own culture: Bar and Kell, Community Standard, and Duets) – Premiered at the Little Brown Theatre in Springville, Utah, 2001 under the title “Three Women”; produced as “3” at Plan-B Theatre Company, 2014
  • Clearing Bombs – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2014; Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize
  • The Kreutzer Sonata – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2015
  • The Ice Front – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company, 2017
  • Mount Vernon — George Washington as you never knew him, through a descendant of one of his slaves. (Future production at Plan-B Theatre Company)
  • NOTE: many of the plays in volumes 7 & 8 are from Plan-B as well

VOLUME FIVE – SIX PLAYS OF SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE Part 1 (294 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Megan Sanborn Jones

  • Peculiarities (Six short interwoven parable-plays on young adulthood and sexuality as they intersect Faith) Premiered at Springville Playhouse, 2005, Produced for the stage and filmed by CUE MEDIA.
  • Do Good —
  • Little Eyolf (translated and adapted from the Ibsen original) Premiered at BYU
  • Magnificence (adapted from John Skelton’s Medieval play) Premiered at BYU, 2002
  • Rain-In-The-Face — Annie Oakley is introduced, by Colonel Buffalo Bill, to the Chief who killed Custer
  • Winding Sheet – Staged reading at Salt Lake Acting Company 1998

VOLUME SIX – SEVEN MORE PLAYS OF SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE Part 2 (330 pages, $19.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Mahonri Stewart

  • Playing The Game – Produced at BYU in 1979 (Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival regional production)
  • Escape from Madame Leonora’s — unproduced
  • A Love Affair With Electrons (Philo T. Farnsworth and the invention of Television) Premiered at BYU in
  • What Really Happened – Produced at BYU
  • He and She Fighting: A Love Story – Premiered by The New Play Project, Provo, Utah 2010.
  • At Canossa – The Pope, The Emperor and the Marchioness — unproduced

VOLUME SEVEN — 16 TEN-MINUTE PLAYS AND 6 OTHER SHORT PLAYS (206 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Matthew Ivan Bennett

  • Behind the Blue Door 10 minute play – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2007
  • Blind Date — 10 minute play about a really different blind date – Covey Center for The Arts, Provo, Utah, 2012
  • Blood Pudding 10 minute play – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2006
  • Burning Desire 10 minute play – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2008
  • The Butcher, The Beggar and the Bedtime-Buddy 10 minute play – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2005 (Later became the full length, “Miasma” [see Volume 3])
  • Cannibal Bondage Fiasco — 10 minute play, (unproduced)
  • Cassandra – Produced at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, 2018
  • Control-Alt-Delete— 10 minute play – Premiered at Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2011 in Salt Lake City.
  • CoughLaugh (experimental) Premiered by BYU in 1998 and again in 2010
  • Dreamers— 10 minute play Premiered at The Rose Exposed, Salt Lake City,  2018
  • Fingerprint Smile— 10 minute play – Premiered as a Plan-B GHOSTSTheatre/Theatre Arts Conservatory STUDENT SLAM 2012, Salt Lake City.
  • FIVE— 10 minute play – Premiered as a Plan-B Theatre/Theatre Arts Conservatory co-production at the STUDENT SLAM 2011, Salt Lake City
  • Foursquare— 10 minute play – Plan-B Theatre/Theatre Arts Conservatory Student SLAM, Salt Lake City
  • Gaming The DMV— 10 minute play – Premiered at Plan-B Theatre’s ninth annual SLAM 2012.
  • Perfect Circle 10 minute play – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2009
  • Spoiled Cheese— 10 minute play  Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2005
  • Kiss (stand alone version) (originally from the film version of PECULIARITIES)
  • NCMO (Non-committal making out) (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Pizza and a Movie (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Tahoe (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Temps (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Last Chance — 20 minutes of Seniors and relationships

VOLUME EIGHT — THIRTEEN PLAYS FOR TEEN/YOUNG ADULT PERFORMERS (260 pages, $17.95, Our Price: $15.95)

INTRODUCTION by Colleen Lewis

  • Bumps — sci-fi fantasy on the school grounds
  • Intersection – Premiered by the Theatre Arts Conservatory at Plan-B Theatre Company, 2009
  • Inversion – Premiered by the Theatre Arts Conservatory at Plan-B Theatre Company, 2008
  • The Odyssey — an adaptation of Homer’s classic. Premiered at BYU.
  • Slaying The Greeble — Theatre Arts Conservatory with Plan-B Theatre Company
  • Fingerprint Smile— 10 minute play – Premiered as a Plan-B Theatre/Theatre Arts Conservatory STUDENT SLAM 2012, Salt Lake City.
  • FIVE — 10 minute play – Premiered as a Plan-B Theatre/Theatre Arts Conservatory co-production at the STUDENT SLAM 2011, Salt Lake City
  • Foursquare— 10 minute play (unproduced)
  • Perfect Circle 10 minute play – Premiered by Plan-B Theatre Company’s SLAM 2009
  • NCMO (Non-committal making out) (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Pizza and a Movie (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Tahoe (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)
  • Temps (stand alone version) (originally from the play PECULIARITIES)

COMPLETE SET OF ALL EIGHT SAMUELSEN BOOKS: $100.00 ($12.50 each)





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