Soldiers Young and Brave

Play #: 8199
Pages: 38 pgs
Cast: With doubling, 10 m, 8 w, many extras.

The Civil War was unlike any other war our country has ever endured. It not only severed our nation, it severed our nation’s families. Husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters were torn apart by politics, beliefs, distance, and death. Evidence of this bitter separation can be found in the abundant journals, diaries, poetry, songs, and letters of the day. This play, a one act with music, draws from these sources to provide a glimpse into the joys and struggles of “loving” during this turbulent period. The characters are based on real people, the words taken from actual journal entries and letters, the music is the traditional music of the day, and much of the poetry was written on the battlefield. This play is not about the North or the South, but about individual lives and relationships. It is a story of remembrance…and don’t we all deserve to be remembered?

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Productions

MILBANK HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
MILBANK, SD 1/28/2020
HOLDREGE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
HOLDREGE, NE 11/13/2018
OCONEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
WATKINSVILLE, GA 10/18/2018
SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CUMMING, GA 4/24/2017
SJV PLAYERS 1 Performance(s)
ORLANDO, FL 12/5/2015
SJV PLAYERS 4 Performance(s)
ORLANDO, FL 11/19/2015
TIPTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
TIPTON, KS 2/15/2015
EDGELEY HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
EDGELEY, ND 11/1/2014
CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
CAIRO, GA 10/21/2014
BRANSON SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
BRANSON, CO 4/15/2014
ATHENS ACADEMY 4 Performance(s)
ATHENS, GA 10/17/2013
JOHNSON BROCK PUBLIC SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
JOHNSON, NE 10/15/2013
CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
PHILADELPHIA, PA 4/5/2013
TOLAR ISD 3 Performance(s)
TOLAR, TX 2/28/2013
WEST POINT MIDDLE SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
WEST POINT, NY 11/15/2012
NORTH OCONE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
BOGART, GA 10/18/2012
134-GEORGE DEALEY ES 2 Performance(s)
DALLAS, TX 5/15/2012

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT LORRAINE THOMPSON

TALKS ABOUT “SOLDIERS YOUNG AND BRAVE”

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?

A: I was looking for a historical one-act play with several leading roles. I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I got the idea to write the play myself.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: In researching this play I read many Civil War diaries, journals, poems, and letters. I found the letters to be the most touching. "When this you see, remember me" and other bits of poetry were regularly

written. Some would even embellish their letter with little drawings for their loved ones. The love and longing of these letters was so evident to me... so touching. Because of this, the letter sequence in the play is my favorite and "When this you see, remember me" is my favorite line.

 

Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?

A: All the characters in the play are based on real people. The words, the stories, and the people

are all historical and true.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?

A: Everyone deserves to be remembered... I wanted to tell stories from the Civil War that many are not aware of. There is so much we can learn from the past. The commitments, loyalties and the sacrifices of this war are no different than those of today. Their stories are our stories.