Pierce

Author: Nat Cassidy

Pierce

Description: The tragic and horrifying story of our most obscure president, haunted beyond comprehension and driven desperately to distraction by the death of his son, as his country crawls its way towards civil war unnoticed.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/7/2012
Content Advisory: Moments of horror, adult situations, brief strong language
4 Acts, 210 Minutes
1 Female, 11 Males

NOTE: Pierce is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at rd@indietheaternow.com.

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Behind the Scenes · Biographies · Civil Rights · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Grief and Mourning · Historical · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Mythology · Politics · Pop Culture · Religion and Spirituality · Shakespeare · Sickness and Mental Illness · Surrealism/Absurdism · Tearjerker · True Stories · Verse · War

Original Production Information

An earlier version of Pierce was presented as a staged reading in the main hall of the historic club, The Players, on November 29, 2011. The cast was as follows:

FRANKLIN PIERCE: Christopher Patrick Mullen
JANE PIERCE: Karen Sternberg
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: Sam Tsoutsouvas
DANIEL ASBURY: Ben Williams
JEFFERSON DAVIS: Jason Griffith
WILLIAM MARCY: Arthur Aulisi
ROBERT McCLELLAND: Timothy McCown Reynolds
CALEB CUSHING: David Crommett
WILLIAM KING: Jim Boerlin
JAMES GUTHRIE: Tim Ewing
JAMES DOBBIN: Tim Ewing
JAMES CAMPBELL: Tim Ewing
CHARLES: Charles E. Gerber
OBEDIAH: Jim Lawson