March of the Salt Soldiers • History Play

byJames Arrington and Mahonri Stewart 

(Under license from Prospero Arts and Media)

Commissioned by the Utah War Sesquicentennial Committee, this play takes a unique approach to Utah and Mormon history. It doesn’t tell the story of the Mormons’ conflict with the U.S. Government, Johnston’s Army marching to Utah, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre through a traditional 19th century narrative, but rather through the academic battles between historians familiar with the history and are trying to tell conflicting narratives of the story at an academic conference. Their personal lives and world-views come to the fore, as what should have been a dry, intellectual presentation becomes extremely personal battle over the way we tell history.

GENRES: Historical Drama, Religious, Latter-day Saints/Mormon, Comedy


PLAY DETAILS

  • CAST SIZE: 6 (3 f, 3 m)
  • RUN TIME: Under 2 hours
  • SETS:
  • COSTUMES:
  • ORDER # 2121

REVIEWS

“The authors did a particularly good job in writing something that was both informative and interesting. The script transitions gracefully between hard information about ‘Buchannan’s Blunder’ and plot and character development. The interpersonal relations of the characters prove that the issues of church vs. state and Mormons vs. non-Mormons that led to the Utah War are still problematic today.”  – Mel Sundquist, UVU Review


PERUSAL MATERIALS:

  • A copy of the PERUSAL SCRIPT (in PDF format) which contains Act One of the script of the play is available, (it also has an extensive Author’s Note.): SOON

PRODUCTION/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 #2121a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2121d : $90
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2121e : $80
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  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
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BILLING CREDITS

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

The March of the Salt Soldiers

by
James Arrington & Mahonri Stewart

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 MARCH OF THE SALT SOLDIERS is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

 


PRODUCTIONS

  •  Utah War Sesquicentennial Touring Company: Utah Valley University, Utah State University, Salt Lake Library, etc. — 2008

 


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