Mill Girls (full-length)

Mill Girls (full-length)
by Eliza Anderson

Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 18 f, 8 m (26-40 actors possible: 12-26 f, 4-14 m)
  • Set: Moveable elements including stool, table, benches, barrels, crates, and ladder.

Mill Girls (full-length)
by Eliza Anderson

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Productions (15)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 18 f, 8 m (26-40 actors possible: 12-26 f, 4-14 m)
  • Set: Moveable elements including stool, table, benches, barrels, crates, and ladder.

Octavia, Hannah, and other girls from dissimilar backgrounds are thrust into the American industrial revolution of the 1840s when they take on jobs in a New England mill. There they discover the unique rewards of factory work, as Hannah earns money to send her brother to Harvard, while Octavia saves for her own tuition. As Irish immigration provides a wave of cheap labor to the mills, wage cuts and miserable working conditions become the norm -- but the mill girls are determined to gain reasonable pay and conditions. With compelling characters and theatrical staging, the play brings history vividly to life. (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

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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

Octavia, Hannah, and other girls from dissimilar backgrounds are thrust into the American industrial revolution of the 1840s when they take on jobs in a New England mill. There they discover the unique rewards of factory work, as Hannah earns money to send her brother to Harvard, while Octavia saves for her own tuition. As Irish immigration provides a wave of cheap labor to the mills, wage cuts and miserable working conditions become the norm -- but the mill girls are determined to gain reasonable pay and conditions. With compelling characters and theatrical staging, the play brings history vividly to life. (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 18 f, 8 m (26-40 actors possible: 12-26 f, 4-14 m)
  • Set: Moveable elements including stool, table, benches, barrels, crates, and ladder.

Production History

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APR 29, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
Matthews Community Center
Matthews, NC United States
Matthews Community Center Matthews, NC United States
JAN 24, 2017 - JAN 25, 2017
Montessori Community School
Carrboro, NC United States
Montessori Community School Carrboro, NC United States
MAY 29, 2014 - MAY 30, 2014
Horizon Christian School
BALAKLAVA, SA Australia
Horizon Christian School BALAKLAVA, SA Australia
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Cougar Theatre Cottage Grove Middle School
Cottage Grove, MN United States
Cougar Theatre Cottage Grove Middle School Cottage Grove, MN United States
JAN 10, 2013 - FEB 28, 2013
St. Luke's School
Barrington, RI United States
St. Luke's School Barrington, RI United States
FEB 17, 2012 - FEB 18, 2012
Watkinson School
Hartford, CT United States
Watkinson School Hartford, CT United States
FEB 03, 2012 - FEB 04, 2012
St. Andrew's School
Barrington, RI United States
St. Andrew's School Barrington, RI United States
AUG 08, 2008 - AUG 08, 2008
Phoenix Theatre
Red Wing, MN United States
Phoenix Theatre Red Wing, MN United States
MAY 02, 2008 - MAY 03, 2008
Scituate High School Auditorium
N. Scituate, RI United States
Scituate High School Auditorium N. Scituate, RI United States
MAR 13, 2008 - MAR 15, 2008
Cottage Grove Jr. High Theatre Deptartment
Cottage Grove, MN United States
Cottage Grove Jr. High Theatre Deptartment Cottage Grove, MN United States
MAR 01, 2008 - MAR 09, 2008
All Children's Theatre
Pawtucket, RI United States
All Children's Theatre Pawtucket, RI United States
FEB 13, 2008 - FEB 15, 2008
STARS
Tucson, AZ United States
STARS Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 16, 2006 - NOV 19, 2006
Valley Community School
Elgin, IA United States
Valley Community School Elgin, IA United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Nathanael Green Middle School
Providence, RI United States
Nathanael Green Middle School Providence, RI United States
JAN 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 2001
All Childrens Theatre
Providence, RI United States
All Childrens Theatre Providence, RI United States
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Awards (1)

Moss Hart Award (1999)