Mount Vernon • A New Play

by Eric Samuelsen

George Washington is visited by a modern black history professor, Wash Malcolm. Desperate to save his ‘people’, his family, his nation, he concocts a plan to travel through time to offer George Washington a cure for the strep throat that killed him: simple penicillin. But his demand for giving Washington the miracle drug is for Washington to truly free his own slaves and the slaves in all of Virginia through his considerable influence. Wash firmly believes that this will allow his people and all Americans to finally be free and equal partners in the dream and vision that the founding fathers held. This powerful show will leave a long and lasting impact on those who participate and view it. It finds truth and conflict in our history. It poses a simple solution for a complex problem, while exploring all of the possibilities that could still save our nation. This is a play for today. It proposes that Black Lives, possessing total freedom, given true equality — along with that equality having been extended to other ethnicities, could have helped to create a very different, correct-headed, on-course America.

 

A PREMIERE PLAY FILE TITLE (See Below)


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 2m
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON – 69, still vigorous, though ailing.
      WASH MALCOLM – African-American, full professor in American history, University of Virginia. In his late forties or early fifties.
  • One Interior Setting
  • Period and Contemporary Costumes
  • 90-100 minutes
  • ORDER #3269

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play in its current version: Mount Vernon PERUSAL
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

WHAT IS A PREMIERE PLAY?

These plays and musicals have not been given a full production in their current versions. They are available to theatres who wish that special challenge of bringing a new work to life. (In a PREMIERE PLAY all suggestions, revisions, and additions to the play become the property of the playwright.)


PURCHASE 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 #3269a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3269d : NEGOTIABLE
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3269e : NEGOTIABLE
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Premiere by Brigham Young University WDA Workshop, Provo, Utah – 2002

BILLING CREDITS

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

Mount Vernon
A New Play

by
Eric Samuelsen

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


 

From the catalog of

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PREMIERE PLAY FILE — 2020