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Jeffrey Hatcher

JEFFREY HATCHER

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Paradigm  

Fast becoming one of the most prolific and frequently produced playwrights in the U.S., Jeffrey Hatcher adapted his acclaimed stage play Compleat Female Stage Beauty for the screen. He wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Casanova for director Lasse Hallstrom, as well as screenplays for directors Steven Shainberg (Secretary) and Kim Pierce (Boys Don't Cry). He has also written for the Peter Falk TV series Columbo and e! entertainment Television. Hatcher grew up in Ohio before attending New York University to study acting. after a brief career on stage, he turned his hand to writing. His many award-winning original plays have been performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally across the US and abroad. they include Three Viewings, Scotland Road, Neddy, Korczak's Children, a Picasso, Mercy of a Storm, Work Song (with eric Simonson), and Lucky Duck (with Bill Russell and Henry Kreiger). Hatcher wrote the book for the Broadway musical Never Gonna Dance, based on the Fred astaire Ginger Rogers film Swingtime. His other stage adaptations include: Henry James' the Turn of the Screw, anouilh's Leocadia: To Fool the eye, Smash, based on George Bernard Shaw's novel an Unsocial Socialist, Murder by Poe, Pierre, based on the novel by Herman Melville, and Kaufman and Hart's the Fabulous Invalid. Jeffrey Hatcher is also the author of the art and Craft of Playwriting. Has won grants and awards from the Nea, TCG, Lila-Wallace Fund, Rosenthal New Play Prize, Frankel award, Barrymore award and others. a four-time participANT at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, he is a member of the Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, the Playwrights' Center, and the WGA.
biography courtesy of the Playwrights' Centre

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        Armadale         Bill Of (W)Rights         Bloody Radio Murders         Bon Voyage         Comfort And Joy         Compleat Female Stage Beauty         Cousin Bette         Downtown         Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde         Ella         Falls, The         Gi Gay And Other Plays         Good 'N' Plenty         Government Inspector, The         Hanging Lord Haw-Haw         Korczak's Children         Louder Faster         Lucky Duck         Mercy Of A Storm         Miss Nelson Is Missing!         Monkey King, The         Mother Russia         Mrs. Mannerly         Murder By Poe         Murderers         Natty Little Manners         Neddy         Never Gonna Dance         No Name         One Foot On the Floor         Picasso, A         Pierre         Princess Ivona         Rattan         Rule Of Threes, The         Scarecrow and his Servant, The         Scotland Road         Servant Of Two Masters, The         Sherlock Holmes And the Adventure Of the Suicide Club         Show Business         Smash         Sockdology         Tango Delta         Tell-Tale         Ten Chimneys         Thief Of Tears, The         Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti         Three Viewings         To Fool the Eye         Tuesdays With Morrie         Turn Of the Screw         Two, Nikita         Vandals         Wellington Defeated         What Corbin Knew         Work Song: Three Views Of Frank Lloyd Wright



Armadale

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Bill Of (W)Rights

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Bill of (W)Rights is a political funhouse growing from a moment in history when self-censorship abounds and the populace is increasingly governed by fear. Nine playwrights offer ten plays, each based on one of the U.S. Constitution's first ten amendments. these pieces focus less on government interference and more on the interpersonal, from a Father and daughter facing a criminal trial to the silence of an unfaithful husband "pleading the fifth" to his family -- not to mention a company of actors yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater. the creation of the script, encompassing a diversity of voices and opinions, was itself an act of democracy, demonstrating that theatre can be a voice of revelation and revolution.

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1st Produced:
Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis, MN, United States)    2004

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
80-90 min Comedy/Drama

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Male:  13            Female:  10            Other:  -

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Bloody Radio Murders

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1st Produced:
MMW's drama club    2010

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Bon Voyage

Synopsis:
a 1930s luxury liner is left to float along the Riviera a each pot of call is quarantined during a freak flu epidemic

Notes:
from Noel Coward's 'sail Away'

1st Produced:
Denver    1993

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Comfort And Joy

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New York    1988

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Compleat Female Stage Beauty

Synopsis:
In 1661 the most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage was a performer named Kynaston. Like every other player permitted to enact such roles, Kynaston was a man. a celebrity artist shining bright at the crest of the Restoration, Ned or Mr. K, as he's called, is applauded onstage and off for his interpretations of Shakespeare's tragic ladies: Ophelia, Cleopatra, especially his Desdemona and his famous death scene. He's the toast of the town and the very secret mistress of the powerful Duke of Buckingham. But when an unknown named Margaret Hughes plays Desdemona one night at an illegal theater, instead of stopping the show, the ever-game King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston's world is turned upside-down. He loses his cachet, his livelihood, his lover and his sense of self. and as such women as the king's own courtesan, Nell Gwynn, and Kynaston's former dresser, Maria, become stars, his own light disappears until fate and his desire for revenge give him a chance to take the stage again.

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aka Stage Beauty

1st Produced:
City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, Pa    1999

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  doubling

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Cousin Bette

Synopsis:
Bette hates her family - the powerful Hulots. She plots their downfall with the aid of a beautiful courtesan

Notes:
Based on the book by Honore de Balzac

1st Produced:
Deaf West Theatre, North Hollywood    40215

Company:
antaeus Company

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Genre:
adapatation

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Downtown

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Louisville    -

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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a new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self-Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast

Notes:
from the novElla Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

1st Produced:
San Jose Rep, Tucson, Arizona    2007

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2307-8

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Ella

Synopsis:
a Tisket, a Tasket- only the marvelous vocals of Ella Fitzgerald could turn a children's play song about losing a yellow basket into a scat-wielding marvel and only the unassumingly delightful Tina Fabrique could make it swing. In this upbeat, sassy production ella, at the newly revamped temporary home of arena Stage, Ms. Fabrique hits her stride channeling the energy and pizzazz of legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald with enough bee-bop to shimmy across the innovatively designed new stage.
- Reviewed by Debbie Minter Jackson, DC theatre Scene

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written by Jeffrey Hatcher. Conceived by Rob Ruggiero And Dyke Garrison

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Genre:
Musical

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Falls, The

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Gi Gay And Other Plays

Synopsis:
a Reading Featuring Short Plays about the Home Front During a War That Now Seems Very Far away.

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Florida Stage With the Guthrie Theater Partnering With Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

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Genre:
Short Play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Good 'N' Plenty

Synopsis:
Wintersville High School, 1976. Richard Miller is the hip new Social Studies instructor at his crumbling old alma matter, and decides to teach his students about the U.S. criminal justice system by staging a "drug game," where the students play pushers, buyers, narcs, cops, and lawyers, using Good & Plenty candies as the contraband of choice. Bad idea -- after a hilarious unraveling of authority, with switcheroos and betrayals galore, most of the school has landed in actual jail. a brilliant twist on high school madness, and a compelling meditation on democracy, as well.

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1st Produced:
Illusion Theater -- Fresh Ink (Minneapolis, MN, United States)    2000

Company:
Illusion Theater -- Fresh Ink

1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100-120 min Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Government Inspector, The

Synopsis:
When the locals in a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the whole village spiraling into a world of panic and greed. Witty, smart and wildly satirical, this timely and spirited adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's classic play exposes the corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.

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Original Playwright - Nikolai Gogol

1st Produced:
Tyrone Guthrie Theater Company, in Minneapolis    2008

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc (2009)   978-0-8222-2337-5

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  10            Female:  7            Other:  doubling

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Hanging Lord Haw-Haw

Synopsis:
Pro-Nazi broadcaster William Joyce (known as Lord Haw-Haw by the British) is brought to vivid life in this imaginative depiction of his career and relationships. Beginning in his Brixton Jail cell where he is being held on trial for treason after WWII, we flash back in time to follow Joyce through the churning politics of 1930s London and on to the unlikely position of broadcasting Nazi propaganda to the allies from a radio station in Berlin. a brisk, smart, disturbing, and often humorous portrayal of a complicated man.

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1st Produced:
empty Space Theatre (Seattle, Wa, United States)    2000

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
120 min Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Korczak's Children

Synopsis:
World War Two. the Nazi Occupation of Poland. Dr. Janusz Korczak -- writer, educator, physician, and passionate advocate for children -- tries to keep the 200 Jewish boys and girls of his famed Warsaw orphanage alive and hopeful in the face of unbelievable deprivation and terror. In the horrible conditions of the Jewish Ghetto, Korczak does everything within his power to make sure his children are fed and clothed, cared for and safe. But there are rumors of a change in the ghetto. Tales of deportations to concentration camps are spreading. and Korczak knows time may be running out. against the rules of the ghetto, he permits his orphans to stage a magical play -- the Post Office -- to teach them about the one adult subject he has not yet broached with them: death. as the play is rehearsed, the rumors become reality, and Korczak must decide who can be saved and who must go on the final journey together.

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1st Produced:
Children's Theater Company (Minneapolis, MN, United States)    2003

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
100-120 min Drama for young audiences

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  13            Other:  -

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Louder Faster

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written by Jeffrey Hatcher and eric Simonson

1st Produced:
City theatre    2011

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Lucky Duck

Synopsis:
Ugly duckling Serena runs away to New Duck City. She meets Galinda the cities most fashionable Goose and Prince Drake. Wolf a talent scout takes her on as a fashion model. He claims he no longer eats meat

Notes:
Music by Henry Krieger; lyrics by Bill Russell; book by Bill Russell And Jeffrey Hatcher

1st Produced:
New Victory theater
229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036    16 Mar 2012

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Mercy Of A Storm

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City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, Pa    2002

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Miss Nelson Is Missing!

Synopsis:
Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher Viola Swamp! With the Big Test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they'll do anything -- including hiring a private eye -- to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.

Notes:
based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

1st Produced:
Children's Theater Company (Minneapolis, MN, United States)    1997

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
60-75 min Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Monkey King, The

Synopsis:
In the Heavenly Palace, the Jade emperor and the Jade empress are holding a feast. Suddenly there's a NeWS FLaSH! a monkey has hatched from a rock, declared himself King of Flower-Fruit Mountain, and is raising a major racket! He is shaking the foundations of heaven and earth. He has even traveled to the underworld and erased his death in the book of the dead. In other words, he is a royal pain, and he is immortal!

Notes:
creators: Wu Chen-en, Author; Shen Pei, featured playwright; Jeffrey Hatcher, playwright

1st Produced:
Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis    2004

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Genre:
Youth audience

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  8            Other:  ensemble, doubling possible

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Mother Russia

Synopsis:
Three distinctly different clients travel to post-Soviet Russia, looking to obtain three distinctly different things: an oil-rich plot of land, an old White Russian estate, and a baby from an orphanage. Svetlana, a witch-for-hire, is ready to help meet each of their needs. But when it turns out that the land, the estate, and the orphanage are all the same place, and everyone descends upon it simultaneously, Svetlana's talents are put to the test. Chaos and hilarity ensue.

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1st Produced:
Human Race Theatre (Dayton, OH, United States)    1998

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1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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Genre:
120 min Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Mrs. Mannerly

Synopsis:
Inspired by hilarious memories of a childhood etiquette class, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the world of a ten-year-old studying manners. Mrs. Mannerly is a demanding teacher, and no student in her thirty-six years of etiquette classes has achieved a perfect score. But when he discovers her secret past, Young Jeffrey is determined to be the first to achieve this feat. This unique comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and the real selves that lie inside

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1st Produced:
NY    2010

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2011)   978-0-8222-2524-9

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  or 2 women

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Murder By Poe

Synopsis:
a dark and dreadful night. a woman in white lost within a wood. and the only shelter is a house full of murderers. Mixing funhouse tricks, Grand Guignol and a deadly game of cat and mouse, MURDeR BY POe is a theatrical reimagining of some of edgar allan Poe's most famous tales of terror-the Black Cat, the Tell-Tale Heart, the Murders in the Rue Morgue, William Wilson, the Purloined Letter, the Mystery of Marie Roget and the Fall of the House of Usher. as each haunted figure tells a story of crime and mayhem, the woman must solve the puzzle of the house and the riddle of the man who ushers her into its mysteries.

Notes:
adapted from the stories of edgar Allan Poe

1st Produced:
-    2003

Company:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Murderers

Synopsis:
Someone is murdering the inhabitants of retirement village Riddle Key

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1st Produced:
-    2005

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2008   -

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Play/Drama

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Natty Little Manners

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Neddy

Synopsis:
a helpless prep school teacher is abandoned by his wealthy wife and left to dissolve on the floor, his faculty friends use him as the focus of an experiment

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Never Gonna Dance

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by Jeffrey Hatcher; Music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, P G Wodehouse, Jimmy McHugh And edward Laska. Based on the film "Swing Time" RKO Radio.

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-    2003

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Musical

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No Name

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adaptation of the Wilkie Collins novel

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Carthage College    2014

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One Foot On the Floor

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Original Playwright - Georges Feydeau (Le Dindon)

1st Produced:
Center Theatre, Denver, Co    1997

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Picasso, A

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a Picasso is a fascinating, thought-provoking exploration of art and its meaning, wrapped inside a taut, smart wartime suspense thriller. It takes place in a vault below the streets of Paris on an October afternoon in 1941. the Nazi occupation is in full force, and so even a famous man like Picasso isn't entirely surprised that a pair of trench-coated operatives have brought him to this prison-like, windowless room for no apparent reason. enter Miss Fischer, a German cultural official attractive, but all business. She quickly explains to the artist why he's been summoned: the Nazis are planning an exhibition of confiscated "decadent" art and they want to make sure that they include in it a work by the master. they've got three small paintings that they believe are his, but they need to be authenticated. This exhibition is important: they're going to burn the works, and they don't wish to burn a forgery. they need a Picasso. So the brilliant painter finds himself confronted with an odd artistic version of Sophie's Choice: which of the three paintings will he choose to identify as he own, and thus sacrifice to the bonfire; which will he denounce and therefore save from destruction? the route to the resolution of Picasso's dilEmma takes him and Miss Fischer who proves to be not so much his nemesis as his confessor and muse through a consideration of what his work actually signifies. Can a work of art be political? Can it not be? Can it change anything? What are the links between social consciousness and genius?
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New York    2005

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Play/Drama

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Pierre

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Based on Herman Melville's 19th century novel, Pierre is the story of a wealthy landed gentleman who discovers that his past is not the honorable one he has been led to believe it is. Moving from the bucolic Berkshire meadows to teeming New York City, Pierre is a meloDrama involving passion, incest, murder, and suicide.

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1st Produced:
Dennison University Theater (Grandville, OH, United States)    1997

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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135 min Play/Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Princess Ivona

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Original Playwright - Witold Gombrowicz

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Philadelphia    -

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Rattan

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Rule Of Threes, The

Synopsis:
three related comedies about plots and machinations of a variety of people intent on freeing an eastern Bloc dissident towards the end of the Cold war

Notes:
Fellow Travelers; & two others

1st Produced:
-    1989

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-   -

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3 * 1 acts One act

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Scarecrow and his Servant, The

Synopsis:
A Scarecrow is given life and together with his sharp witted servant boy they save the kingdom

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Based on the novel "A Scraecrow and his Servant" by Philip Pullman

1st Produced:
-    Mar 2014

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Childrens Theatre Company

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-   -

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Scotland Road

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In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. the woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days. His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she's a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called "Scotland Road." In a stark, white room furnished only with a ship's deck chair, John, assisted by a skeptical doctor named Halbrech, plays a cat-and-mouse game with Winifred, probing and searching for ways to break her down. But Winifred is a formidable opponent, and as John is drawn closer to her, he becomes desperate. as time runs out, Halbrech tracks down the last, living survivor of the disaster, a reclusive old woman named Frances Kittle who has lived in seclusion for seventy-five years. Miss Kittle is brought to meet Winifred to test her, but the tables turn when Winifred recalls an earlier confrontation with Miss Kittle, one that took place on board the fated liner the night is sank, three quarters of a century before. By the play's end, one of the characters is dead, all the character's identities have been questioned, and John and Winifred's shared secret is revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road.

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Eugene O'Neill theater Center, Waterford, CT _ 1992

1st Produced:
Cincinnati    1993

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Mystery

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Servant Of Two Masters, The

Synopsis:
cross between traditional Italian commedia and postmodern vaudeville, this new version of Goldoni's classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Imagine a Bob Hope or Woody allen comedy written by Monty Python and performed with the physical bravura of Chaplin or Keaton-with places in the script for ad-libs and audience participation.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Carlo Goldoni. translated And Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher And Paolo emilio Landi

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Sherlock Holmes And the Adventure Of the Suicide Club

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In the heart of London, behind the impassive facade of a windowless house, some of europe's most powerful men gather to play a game. the game is murder, and this is the Suicide Club. But the club has a new member, Sherlock Holmes: brilliant, brooding, the greatest detective in the world. Why does Holmes wish to die? Can his friend Dr. Watson save him? Or doesn't Holmes want to be saved? A new stage thriller featuring the famed sleuth in a tale full of mystery, romance, twists and chills.

Notes:
Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher takes Arthur Conan Doyle's famous characters and drops them into a story inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's novElla the Suicide Club to create a thrilling comic mystery.

1st Produced:
Arizona Theatre Company    2011

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-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2642-0

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comedy/drama

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Show Business

Synopsis:
audience members enter one of several phone booths, pick up the receiver and listen to a three-minute play unfold in conversation

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Phone Play

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Smash

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Based on the novel an Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw, the story centers on Sidney Trefusis, a millionaire Socialist who leaves his bride on their wedding day because he fears his passion for her will get in the way of his plans to overthrow the British government. Sidney vanishes "underground" - disguises himself as a common laborer called "Mengels" - and infiltrates alton College, a girls' school where well-bred young women are "fitted and fatted to be put on the marriage market." His plan: Take over the school and plant the seed of radical Socialism into the fertile brains of the future consorts of cabinet ministers and kings. What he doesn't plan on is the presence of one agatha Wylie, a sixth-form rabble-rouser, who falls hopelessly in love with both Sidney and his politics, and just happens to be his deserted wife's cousin. Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, engels, pistols and the proletariat jostle for position in this adaptation of Shaw's last comic novel, written in 1883.

Notes:
from G B Shaw's 'an Unsocial Socialist

1st Produced:
Carleton    1995

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-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1997   -

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adaptation

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Sockdology

Synopsis:
about the day/night abe Lincoln was shot at Ford's theatre

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Tango Delta

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-

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Louisville    -

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-   -

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Tell-Tale

Synopsis:
the story of emil, the mild-mannered undertaker whose unspoken passion for a local real-estate woman who comes to all his funerals leads him to commit crimes and plot a way to confess his true feelings before time-and bodies-run out.

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part of Three Viewings

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Ten Chimneys

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Summer, 1938. Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the two most revered stars of the Broadway stage, have decided to perform Anton Chekhov's the Sea Gull. But first they must retreat to "investigate" the play at Ten Chimneys, their sprawling Wisconsin estate, surrounded by actors, family and hangers-on. When a young actress named Uta Hagen arrives, a romantic triangle begins to mirror the events in Chekhov's play about passion and art. the result is a funny, poignant and revealing look at private lives that never really leave the stage.

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1st Produced:
Arizona Theatre Company    2011

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0-8222-2640-6

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comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Thief Of Tears, The

Synopsis:
Mac, a beautiful Los Angeles drifter, who makes her living stealing jewelry from corpses. When her wealthy grandmother dies, leaving her nothing, Mac returns to her hometown and attempts to pry loose her inheritance, a diamond ring her grandmother promised Mac when she was a child. Her attempt leads Mac to find there are more obstacles to getting the ring off grandma's finger than she had imagined, and more revelations about her own past than she had bargained for

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part of Three Viewings

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-    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Play One act

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Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti

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the story of Virginia, the widow of a wheeler-dealer contractor, who discovers that her husband has left her in debt to the banks, her family and the mob. as Virginia struggles to escape her creditors and understand how her husband could have left her in such pain and doubt, a mysterious list of "thirteen things" embarrassing to ed is offered to her if she can come up with one million dollars in three days. Virginia doesn't have the money, but she does have hidden resources and is saved by an unseen benefactor. as the play ends, Virginia's benefactor is revealed, along with what the mysterious "thirteen things" are-revelations that resurrect the love and trust thought lost forever.

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part of Three Viewings

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-    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Play One act

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Three Viewings

Synopsis:
about three people who find themselves at the same funeral parlour over Christmas week.

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1st Produced:
Minneapolis    1994

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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3 * Monologues One act

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To Fool the Eye

Synopsis:
In this new adaptation of Jean anouilh's 1940 romantic comedy, amanda, a poor hat maker from Paris, is invited to a chateau by an eccentric duchess to spend a weekend trying to make her suicidal nephew, albert, forget about the death of his great love, the divine Leocadia. amanda, it turns out, is a dead ringer for the dead woman, and if she can convince albert that she is his lost love for just three days, then albert just might not kill himself. a gossamer tale of love and trickery, in which a fake can give more pleasure than the real thing.

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Original Playwright - Jean Anouilh. Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, translated by Stephanie L. Debner

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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adaptation

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Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  optional 4-piece M/F Gypsy band

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Tuesdays With Morrie

Synopsis:
the autobiographical story of Mitch albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

Notes:
written by Jeffrey Hatcher And Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2007   -

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full length Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Turn Of the Screw

Synopsis:
Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. a young governess journeys to a lonely english manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. Her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became pregnant by the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after under mysterious circumstances. Now the new governess has begun to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be heroine: are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

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From story by Henry James

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1997   -

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Two, Nikita

Synopsis:
features Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the United States

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Comedy

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Vandals

Synopsis:
a painting is slashed just before the art opening of the decade at a major gallery

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New York    1991

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Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Wellington Defeated

Synopsis:
based on the David Leavit - Stephen Spender controversy

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Costa Mesa, Ca    -

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-   -

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Comedy

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What Corbin Knew

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Richard Corbin is an architect with access to a posh skybox, and one evening he invites two couples who've never met: Marshall and Margo, who are well-off, suburban, and obnoxious; and arno and Thada, who are struggling, bohemian, and obnoxious. By the end of act 1, they have erupted into violent loathing, and one of them meets an untimely end. But in act 2 we get to see everything the clueless Corbin missed when he was out of the room, giving us an astonishing new perspective -- it's an ingenious, unpredictable, hilarious farce wrapped inside a mystery.

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1st Produced:
Madison Repertory Theatre (Madison, WI, United States)    1999

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-

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Playscripts, Inc - New York   -

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100-120 min Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  3 males, 2 females

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Work Song: Three Views Of Frank Lloyd Wright

Synopsis:
In this thrilling and imaginative new play about the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, audiences get an in-depth look at the master builder at three distinct phases of his life and career: in act One, as a young man in a hurry to change the way people live and finding inspiration in Mamah Cheney, a unconventional (married) woman who becomes the great love of his life and leads to his greatest tragedy; in act Two, as a doubting genius at the crossroads, fending off creditors and reeling in clients before he salvages himself by coming up with one of his greatest creations, the house called Fallingwater; and in act Three, as an old showman at twilight, visiting a house from his past and taking stock of his sacrifices and successes in his quest to build the perfect dwelling. each part of the play has its own style: a multi-scene epic style covering three decades for part one; a compressed country weekend comedy a la Chekhov for part two; and a single setting for part three's final encounter between Wright and a young couple living in one of his earliest houses built half a century before, played out in real time. the play also allows for a development in the play's design that mirrors the architectural ideas of Wright himself. WORK SONG is about Wright's ideas, his passions, his love affairs and his tragedies. It's a play about a man who wanted to create the perfect home for the American family but could never build one for himself.

Notes:
written by Jeffrey Hatcher And eric Simonson

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-    -

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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full length Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  4 extras

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