Shiloh Rules

Shiloh Rules by Doris Baizley

(1)
Productions (0)
Comedy/Drama
|
80 - 100 minutes
6 W, 
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.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $85
Standard Edition $12.99
Stage Manager Edition $24.99

*The per performance fee begins at $85. 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 W, 
  • 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