Shiloh Rules

Shiloh Rules
by Doris Baizley

Productions (20)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One set, various areas in a military park.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-626-8

Shiloh Rules
by Doris Baizley

(1)
Productions (20)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One set, various areas in a military park.

A dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious Confederate refugee meet on the Shiloh battlefield to compete for the title of Best Female Reenactor of the Year. With their young trainees trying to out-do each other in "authenticity," and a concessionaire egging both sides on, their competition leads them into real conflict with Ranger Wilson, an African-American female park ranger who would rather be anywhere than the year 1862, imaginary or not. As the re-enactment rages out of control, all six women discover that some conflicts of the Civil War weren't left behind in 1862.

Read For FREE Add Script(s) To Cart License Performances Scripts & Performances

Pricing Information

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

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

A dedicated Union nurse and a mysterious Confederate refugee meet on the Shiloh battlefield to compete for the title of Best Female Reenactor of the Year. With their young trainees trying to out-do each other in "authenticity," and a concessionaire egging both sides on, their competition leads them into real conflict with Ranger Wilson, an African-American female park ranger who would rather be anywhere than the year 1862, imaginary or not. As the re-enactment rages out of control, all six women discover that some conflicts of the Civil War weren't left behind in 1862.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One set, various areas in a military park.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-626-8

Published Reviews

"It's not easy finding a new take on something as heavily scrutinized as the Civil War, but Doris Baizley has done it in Shiloh Rules, an inventive comedy with some drama, history and first-aid tips thrown in."

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

"Doris Baizley's inventive 2006 comedy revisits one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, experienced 150 years later by women Civil War reenactors. . . . this unlikely comic topic delivers offbeat humor, depicting two veteran competitors vying for the title of best reenactor."

The Baltimore Sun

"It is wonderfully refreshing to see a play with an all-female cast and the plot not focusing on men. We see them all in their respective roles as individuals and powerful ones at that. These women each grow and learn in beautiful ways."

MD Theatre Guide

"A funny, yet thought-provoking play . . . it feels incredibly timely given the current political and racial climate, where it seems like the legacy of the Civil War and its lessons are still being fought."

DC Metro Theater Arts

Production History

Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
SEP 08, 2017 - OCT 01, 2017
The Colonial Players, Inc.
Annapolis, MD United States
The Colonial Players, Inc. Annapolis, MD United States
AUG 24, 2017 - SEP 10, 2017
ONSTAGE In Bedford
Bedford, TX United States
ONSTAGE In Bedford Bedford, TX United States
MAY 18, 2017 - MAY 21, 2017
Gaffney Little Theater
Gaffney, SC United States
Gaffney Little Theater Gaffney, SC United States
APR 22, 2015 - APR 26, 2015
Theatre Converse
Spartanburg, SC United States
Theatre Converse Spartanburg, SC United States
MAR 05, 2015 - MAR 14, 2015
Donna Scott Prodcutions
Charlotte, NC United States
Donna Scott Prodcutions Charlotte, NC United States
NOV 08, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
Port City Playhouse
Alexandria, VA United States
Port City Playhouse Alexandria, VA United States
MAY 09, 2012 - MAY 17, 2012
One Thirty Productions
Dallas, TX United States
One Thirty Productions Dallas, TX United States
JUN 12, 2011 - JUN 28, 2011
Pauline Productions
Goshen, MA United States
Pauline Productions Goshen, MA United States
MAY 13, 2011 - MAY 29, 2011
Theater Of The American South
Wilson, NC United States
Theater Of The American South Wilson, NC United States
APR 06, 2011 - APR 10, 2011
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA United States
Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA United States
FEB 19, 2011 - FEB 26, 2011
Brookhaven Little Theatre
Brookhaven, MS United States
Brookhaven Little Theatre Brookhaven, MS United States
JUL 16, 2010 - JUL 25, 2010
University Of Kansas
Lawrence, KS United States
University Of Kansas Lawrence, KS United States
MAY 28, 2010 - MAY 28, 2010
Starline Academy For The Performing Arts
Stoughton, MA United States
Starline Academy For The Performing Arts Stoughton, MA United States
MAY 21, 2010 - MAY 28, 2010
Theater Of The American South
Wilson, NC United States
Theater Of The American South Wilson, NC United States
JAN 01, 2009 - DEC 31, 2009
California State University
Fresno, CA United States
California State University Fresno, CA United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Flying Fig Theatre Company
New York, NY United States
Flying Fig Theatre Company New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Swine Palace Theatre
Baton Rouge, LA United States
Swine Palace Theatre Baton Rouge, LA United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Montgomery, AL United States
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery, AL United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
New Century Theater
Northampton, MA United States
New Century Theater Northampton, MA United States
JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
Mark Taper Form New Works Festival (Staged Reading)
Los Angeles, CA United States
Mark Taper Form New Works Festival (Staged Reading) Los Angeles, CA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
No upcoming productions.
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 13, 2011 - MAY 29, 2011
Theater Of The American South
Wilson, NC United States
Theater Of The American South Wilson, NC United States
MAY 21, 2010 - MAY 28, 2010
Theater Of The American South
Wilson, NC United States
Theater Of The American South Wilson, NC United States
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
Flying Fig Theatre Company
New York, NY United States
Flying Fig Theatre Company New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
Swine Palace Theatre
Baton Rouge, LA United States
Swine Palace Theatre Baton Rouge, LA United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Montgomery, AL United States
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery, AL United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
New Century Theater
Northampton, MA United States
New Century Theater Northampton, MA United States