What Really Happened • A Play

a play by Eric Samuelsen

This play is about language––no not that kind (although there is some of that in it)––it is about how we use words to avoid feeling, to deny existence, to mask truth. It is also about what we are willing to do to feel that we belong … to someone, to a group outside of ourselves, to a place, even, while not really belonging to ourselves. There is a stark, disconnected feeling to every relationship in the play. Quite a comment on our modern society––the things we reason ourselves into to doing. A young couple moves to the big city. But that’s not What Really Happened…

There is a recording of the reading done at a Sunstone Symposium below.

Mature language and situations.

 


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 2m 2f
    • RICH
      (In addition, the actor playing RICH also plays:) Gallery Owner, Justin
      PRIEST / JEROME
      CATH
      (In addition, the actor playing CATH also plays these other female roles.) Bets, Celeste, Doctor
      JACKIE
  • Simple Setting
  • Contemporary Costumes
  • 80 minutes
  • ORDER #3258

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: WhatReallyHappened PERUSAL
  • HEAR THE PLAY READ IN A STAGED READING AT SUNSTONE SYMPOSIUM (This will take you off of the LBT site)
  • 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 #3258a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3258d : $65




     

  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3258e : $55




  • 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

  • Sunstone Symposium – Staged Reading, 2001
  • Premiere by Brigham Young University Provo, Utah – 2001

BILLING CREDITS

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

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


 

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