The Brightest Light

The Brightest Light
by Diana Howie

Productions (1)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 9 m (9-80 actors possible: 2-34 f, 7-68 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal set pieces to evoke a pub, an office, a street, and other locales from 1774-1804

The Brightest Light
by Diana Howie

(0)
Productions (1)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 9 m (9-80 actors possible: 2-34 f, 7-68 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal set pieces to evoke a pub, an office, a street, and other locales from 1774-1804

Alexander Hamilton can hardly wait to make a name for himself in his adopted country, but his eagerness for fame engenders a rashness that his peers find harder and harder to bear. After thirty years of working brilliantly and diligently to create a new American government, Alex finds himself ignored -- a political has-been. As he has done before, Alex speaks out slanderously, but this time he refuses to apologize, taking the chance to ensure his legacy at the risk of death.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Alexander Hamilton can hardly wait to make a name for himself in his adopted country, but his eagerness for fame engenders a rashness that his peers find harder and harder to bear. After thirty years of working brilliantly and diligently to create a new American government, Alex finds himself ignored -- a political has-been. As he has done before, Alex speaks out slanderously, but this time he refuses to apologize, taking the chance to ensure his legacy at the risk of death.

Special feature: "Transforming History into a Play: the Case of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr" (PDF)

  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 9 m (9-80 actors possible: 2-34 f, 7-68 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal set pieces to evoke a pub, an office, a street, and other locales from 1774-1804

Published Reviews

"...an absorbing play that transcends being an American history lesson spanning the pre-Revolutionary War Era through Hamilton's death with the Republic's birth pangs chronicled in between. This is not a black and white portrayal: heroes and founding fathers become elusive terms that must be re-examined under new historical filters -- most especially in relation to Hamilton, Burr, Washington and others of that era."

Mark Bly, Director of New Play Development at the Alley Theatre

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JAN 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 1998
The Country Playhouse (workshop)
Houston, TX United States
The Country Playhouse (workshop) Houston, TX United States
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