Patriot Stranger • A Story of a Revolution

by Thomas F. Rogers and Donald K. Jarvis

(based on Yurii Ustin’s “Labyrinths of Freedom: a Novel” as translated and edited by Donald K. Jarvis)

The story of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and his role in America’s Revolutionary War.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko is a little-known Polish hero of the American Revolution. The drama is closely based on Kosciuszko’s life from his youth through the end of the American War of Independence and his departure for Poland. It contrasts the idealism, expertise, and crucial military service of the penniless foreigner Kosciuszko with the pride and venality of the wealthy businessman Benedict Arnold, who betrayed his country for personal profit. In the end, at a grand general assembly of Congress, George Washington praises Kosciuszko, awards him the rank of brigadier general, and as a mark of personal affection gives him his own ring of the Society of Cincinnatus along with a ceremonial sword.

 


PLAY DETAILS

  • 8m 1f (double in 17 male and 4 female roles)
    • Actor # 1: Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 30s
      Actor # 2: Tadeusz Kosciuszko, late teens-20s
      Actor # 3: Tomasz, a young Pole in his late teens and twenties & Lord Germain’s servant Henry
      Actor # 4: Gypsy Woman, Ludowika, Peggy & Madeleine
      Actor # 5: Josef Sosnowski, Continental Congressman Benjamin Franklin & British General Burgoyne
      Actor # 6: Kazimerz Sapieha, American General Benedict Arnold & American soldier Sergeant Wayne.
      Actor # 7: Colonial Military Commander General George Washington
      Actor # 8: Baron Dieter von Ottendorf, American General Gates & British Major John André
      Actor # 9: British Lord George Germain & Continental Congressman Thomas Jefferson
  • About 90 minutes
  • Period Costumes
  • Simple or elaborate Settings in multiple locations
  • ORDER #3272

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: Patriot Stranger 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.

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 #3272a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3272d : To be negotiated with the first theatres to present the show.
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3272e : To be negotiated with the first theatres to present the show.
  • 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 PLAY FILE — your group could be the first to present this play.


BILLING CREDITS

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

Patriot Stranger
A Story about a Revolution

by
Thomas F. Rogers & Donald K. Jarvis

(based on Yurii Ustin’s “Labyrinths of Freedom: a Novel” as translated and edited by Donald K. Jarvis)

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


 

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